The Chicken Health Handbook 2nd Edition

Gail Damerow


Gail Damerow, leading authority on all things chicken, provides this complete reference to answer the questions and resolve the problems of any chicken raiser from beginner to professional. The fully updated and expanded edition of a best-selling classic offers expert guidance on nutrition, reproductive issues, and a full range of health problems, along with the latest information on:

  • Practicing preventive health care
  • Using natural approaches to enhance the immune system
  • Treating and avoiding news-making diseases such as avian flu
  • Raising healthy chickens in an urban environment

Enhanced with full-color photographs and eye-opening illustrations, this is the essential guide to keeping your chickens healthy and productive.

SKU 7677. Copyright 2015, softcover, 496 pages.

About the Author:

Gail Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen books, including What’s Killing My Chickens? and the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising ChickensThe Chicken EncyclopediaThe Chicken Health Handbook, and Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a contributor to Chickens and Hobby Farms magazines and a regular blogger for Cackle Hatchery. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard.

Praise for The Chicken Health Handbook 2nd Edition:

“A must-have book for all chicken lovers.”
— Jeff Smith, Cackle Hatchery

“An outstanding book that needs to be in every poultry raiser’s library. Accurate, valuable information that can be read with ease.”
Glenn Drowns, author of Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry

“A wonderful reference book filled with practical advice that any new or experienced flock owner will find beneficial.”
— Dr. Susan Watkins, Professor of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas

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