This early guide to poultry husbandry 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. A dozen photographs accompany the text. Contents Include: Economic position of farm poultry; Efficient marketing influence; Size of flock important; Breeds and breeding; Classes and standard weights; Breeding for egg production; Producing hatching eggs; Incubation; Brooding; Rearing; Feeding chicks; Feeding laying stock; Feeding market poultry; Storage and handling of feeds; Dietary deficiencies; Caponizing; Artificial lighting; Culling the laying flock; Breaking up broody hens; Housing the laying flock; Preparing eggs for market; Preparing poultry for market; Sanitation; and Predatory pests. 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.