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Poultry are the most benign of farm stock; easy to manage, resilient and relatively productive under the most varied conditions.  Anyone with a small patch of land can keep poultry for their eggs and meat, and for breeding.  There are few greater pleasures than keeping a flock of hens and feeding them from the produce of the garden or surplus food from the house.  The more commercially-minded producter will purchase proprietary foods, exploit local markets and make a reasonable income.  Whatever the level of interest or scale, this booklet provides the information to encourage people to become more involved.

Publication Details

  • Publisher: Agricultural Support Systems Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • ISBN-10: 9251050759
  • Dewey Decimal: 636.509
  • ECHO Library: 636.509 ALD