This antique volume contains a treatise on the management of hen batteries. Complete with detailed illustrations and a wealth of handy information and helpful tips, this text constitutes a great resource for both prospective and existing farmers. It makes for a very worthy addition to collections of hen-related literature. Although old, much of the information contained herein is still relevant today, and it offers much in the way of useful, practicable guidance on the subject. The chapters of this book include: 'General Advantages of Hen Batteries', 'Planning a new Battery House', 'Choosing a Serviceable Battery Unit', 'Choosing a Breed or Cross for Cages', 'Rearing Replacements', 'Feeding Principles for the Hen Battery System', 'System of Egg Recording', 'Culling and Handling', 'Vices and Diseases in Batteries', etcetera. We are proud to republish this text complete with a new introduction on poultry farming.