One of the Top Books on Raising Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks and Other Poultry

Of the books on raising chickens, “Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry” is as authoritative and thorough as they come. This resource, written by heritage poultry expert Glenn Drowns, also walks you through raising turkeys, waterfowl and game birds.


| August/September 2014


Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry, updated for a fourth edition by renowned heritage-breeds conservationist Glenn Drowns, walks the reader through the ins and outs of raising chickens, turkeys, ducks and guineas. Drowns covers the full life span of the birds, from brooding to butchering. He even dives into less common fowl, including pigeons, emus, doves and ostriches. In addition to essential topics, such as shelters, feeders, medicine and predators, he also covers extrinsic matters, such as marketing, sales and growing your own poultry feed.

Drawing on Drowns’ decades of experience with myriad common and rare breeds, this book delivers excellent advice for all levels of interest. Writes Drowns, “Nearly everyone can identify with some facet of the poultry world and find valid reasons to raise these wonderful creatures.”

Buy this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry.


Thaddeus Christian is an editor with MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine. Right at the moment he is up to his knees in chickens, babies, and news articles. Find him on .





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