Leghorn chickens are well known across the globe thanks to the popular Looney tunes character, Foghorn Leghorn. Just like the macho chicken that is a part of your childhood memory, leghorns have a very aristocratic carriage and a beautiful structure. The white leghorns and the brown leghorns are the most popular among the leghorn breeds. The roosters come in gorgeous colors that makes them perfect for showing. These birds are known for their prolific egg laying abilities. Like all Mediterranean breeds, they are known for their large and white eggs. Leghorn Chickens are able to lay close to 300 eggs per year that is more than most chicken breeds that are popular. Although the care and maintenance for a leghorn chicken is a little more, their food to egg conversion ratio makes them a popular breed among chicken enthusiasts. If you are a first time chicken owner, this book is your comprehensive guide to chicken care. Everything that you need to know about the health and proper development of your birds is in this book. This book takes you step by step through various chicken care practises that can be slightly intimidating for first time pet owners. You can read about common issues like feeding, housing and healthcare for backyard chickens. I do hope that this book is as informative as I intended it to be. It is simple and fun to read, I assure you. So, here is wishing you pleasant times with your beloved Leghorn Chickens. Covered in this book: - History - Bringing your chickens home - Preparing your home - Housing - Fencing - Daily Care - Interacting - Transporting - Managing the eggs - Health and well being - and a lot more.
This special re-print edition of J.H. Drevenstedt's book "Standard Bred Leghorns: Brown, White, Buff, Black and Silver Duckwing. The origin and history and Practical Qualities; Standard Requirements; How to Mate and Breed for Best Results; with a chapter on Non-Standard varieties; How to Judge them; Commercial Leghorn Egg Farms," contains all the information a person needs to master the basics of raising the legendary Leghorn chicken. It contains a considerable amount of hard-to-find information on Sebrights. Written at the turn of the century, Mr. Drevenstedt shed much light on the history of the Leghorn Chicken, as well as how to breed and select them. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
This special re-print edition of J.H. Hunter's book "Standard Bred Leghorns" contains all the information a person needs to master the basics of breeding the Leghorn Chicken. Written in 1911, included are details on raising and breeding Leghorn Chickens for eggs, meat and for exhibitions. The text offers a fascinating look at how this famous chicken breeds was bred, raised and exhibited in the old days. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
This special re-print edition of L.C. Verrey's book "The Leghorn Fowl" contains a treasure trove of information on this legenday breed of chicken, written by one of the greatest historical experts on Leghorn Chickens to ever live. Written in England in 1898, the rarity of original copies has brought forth the demand for this much needed reprint of this important historic work on Leghorns. Included are insights into the history of the Leghorn breed, their introduction to England, The Qualities of Leghorns, General Characteristics of Leghorns, Brown Leghorns and Mating Them, White Leghorns, Cuckoo and Pyle Leghorns, Duckwing Leghorns, Buff Leghorns, Minor Varieties of Leghorns, Preparing Leghorns For Exhibition, The Setting Hen and Her Chicks, Feeding and Managing Leghorns and much more. One of the only books of its kind. Well illustrated with historic art. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
Live a more sustainable lifestyle Historically referred to as a government program for revitalizing undesirable living areas, "homesteading" today has come to mean the pursuit of a self-sufficient lifestyle. Homesteading can include everything from keeping bees, growing vegetables, and composting to installing solar panels, creating a rain barrel, and canning your own food,—plus much more. Backyard Homesteading All-in-One For Dummies has a little bit of everything for the homesteader in all of us. It walks you through the basics of creating your own sustainable homestead and offers expert tips and tricks for making it as easy and successful as possible. Raise chickens Keep bees Compost Can and preserve This book gives you everything you need to embark on your own homesteading adventure.
Properly raised chickens can be a major boon to any household looking to save money on eggs and poultry. The average hen lays 260 eggs per year, which means that with just six chickens, your family could have 1,560, or 130 dozen, eggs a year. Not only can this save your family significant money on groceries, but you can also harvest and sell eggs at farmers markets or local supermarkets. Additionally, you can raise poultry for meat, saving you a weekly trip to your grocer s deli counter. Raising chickens is relatively inexpensive, and they are easy to maintain if you are equipped with the right knowledge. Plus, your family will love having these quirky and fun birds around. With The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply, you can have a happy and healthy flock that provides your family with countless benefits. In this book, you will find comprehensive information on understanding how to raise your new flock, no matter if you live in the city or on a small farm. Starting with the basics, this book begins describing the different goals and reasons you may want to have these birds, whether for eggs, meat, breeding, selling, showing, or just to have them as pets. You will learn how to understand chickens and how to decide which breed to purchase depending on your needs, as well as where to purchase your chickens and handle them. After reading this book, you will know what your chickens will need and how to take care of them so you can meet your goals for the birds. You will learn what kind of housing your chickens need, including everything from runs and bedding to lighting, perches, and nesting boxes. Once you are an expert on chicken coops, you will explore the proper methods and forms of feed each breed needs. This book provides details on how to breed chickens for egg production and how to collect and store the eggs, while additional information is included on how to manage your breeders and hatch eggs. This book covers the entire lifespan of the chicken, including hatching, egg cultivation, mating, and slaughter. Additionally, you will rarely have to call the vet with this book s information on chicken health and anatomy. We interviewed top chicken farms and experts for this book, and their expertise and experience is compiled in this book to provide practical information on maintaining chicken health, how different seasons affect chicken care, and how to raise chickens for meat. The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens is the perfect guide for any new chicken farmer to have in hand. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
A rollicking tale of a small Southern town by the bestselling author of Run with the Horsemen With his naturalistic and humorous storytelling style, Ferrol Sams has won fans from all walks of life, especially those drawn to Southern fiction. And while the literary landscape of the rural South is peppered with great storytellers, few are as endearing as James Aloysius ?Buster? Holcombe, Jr., the observant narrator of Sams?s new novel. From Reconstruction, the first World War, the Depression, and World War II , to racial integration, land speculation, and economic boom, Buster Holcombe recounts the events that have shaped our country since the mid-nineteenth century through the eyes of the wide-ranging denizens of ?our town.? Down Town offers a panoptic history of the American South, carefully observed and skillfully presented by a native son.
Purpose. While chickens have been used to study physiological optical properties of the eye and conditions such as myopia, there is limited information on the growth of ocular dimensions in chicken over an extended period of time and a lack of in vivo studies that investigated the potential of the chicken as a model of ocular hypertension or glaucoma. Therefore, we investigated the dynamics of eye growth (age range: 21-107 days), and the potential of the chicken as an experimental animal model of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucoma, using ultrasound imaging and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Methods. In chicken, eyes without any injections and those with anterior chamber injections of saline were used to study growth of ocular parameters, while other eyes were subjected to anterior chamber injections of microbeads in an attempt to increase IOP. Twenty chickens (12-110 days old) were divided into control animals (no injections in either eye (n = 3); injection with saline in one eye only (n = 2)), while the rest of the animals were subjected to one of 13 combinations of doses and types of magnetic and/or non-magnetic microbead injections into the anterior chamber angle in both eyes (n = 3) or one eye with the other eye used as a control (n = 12: 5 eyes (saline solution injected); 7 eyes (no injections)). For estimation of eye growth parameters, A-scan ultrasound biometry (35 MHz) was used to 4 measure corneal thickness (CrT), anterior chamber depth (ACD), lens thickness (LT), vitreous chamber depth (VCD), retinal thickness (RT), and choroidal thickness (ChT) in all non-injected eye(s) and one saline control animal. Refractive error (RE) was monitored in non-injected control eye(s). SD-OCT was used to measure retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and total retinal thickness (RT) near the optic disc in all non-injected animals and in one animal that had an elevation in IOP. IOP was monitored in all eyes. Results. Several parameters (CrT, LT, VCD and axial length (AL)) showed exponential growth with 95% maturation occurring within the observed time frame and predicted complete maturation by ~ 1 year of age, while ACD was predicted to continue to deepen beyond one year post-hatching. ChT and RE appeared stable over time. RT (at the visual axis, 0.5 to 2.5 degrees eccentricity from the optic disc), and RNFL thickness (0.5 to 2.5 degrees) were also stable in both control animals and in one animal that had a transient elevation in IOP. Growth equations were determined. Out of 15 microbead injected animals, elevation of IOP with a clear visual axis was achieved in two animals with magnetic microbeads, resulting in an elevation of 5- 8 mm Hg (3 - 7 days). Saline injections in one animal resulted in a decrease in LT in the injected eye. No effect on IOP was observed in any of the 7 saline injected eyes. Conclusions. A comprehensive description of the growth pattern of ocular structures in White Leghorn chicken during the period 21-107 days post-hatching is provided and discussed in the context of other studies. The feasibility of IOP elevation via magnetic microbeads injections into the anterior chamber of chicken eyes and its potential to be a model of ocular hypertension and/or glaucoma was also explored.