This early guide to incubation and brooding is a fascinating read for any poultry keeper or historian of the breed. Thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of any smallholder or hen keeping enthusiast it contains much information and anecdote that is still useful and practical today. Ten photographs accompany the text. Contents Include: Replacing the Flock; Incubation - Time to hatch, Sanitation in incubation, Selecting hatching eggs, Hatching with hens, Hatching with incubators, Increasing demand for day-old chicks; Brooding - Sanitation in brooding, Brooding chickens with hens, Artificial brooding, Brooder houses, Brooding chicks in confinement, Battery brooding, Necessary precautions, Probable causes of poor results in brooding; Care of chickens after the brooding season. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.