414 pp. with full-color illustrationsSerious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this bestselling reference for over 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow’s comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You’ll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, healthcare, eggs, chicks and meat. Recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative. New color photos and illustrations provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy and health.