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|Game Bird Propagation
by John Mullin
Latest Sixth Edition now available!!
Sale Price: $50.95
Item # GBP01
|Sixth Edition. More than 350
pages of information. Easy to read and comprehend. A practical guide for both
the novice and the professional. This book covers all aspects of raising gamebirds
from beginning to end. It discusses incubation, brooding, breeding, health issues,
nutrition, handling predators, parasites, pen and cage construction, cannibalism and
marketing. It also devotes individual chapters to Coturnix Quail, Bobwhite Quail,
Gray / Chukar / Redleg Partridge, Ringneck Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Mallard Ducks and Geese.
Exert from Game Bird Propagation -
The purpose of this book is to convey a clearer conception of the basics
of gamebird propagation. It includes the fundamental
principles involved in various gamebird practices, and up-to-date information concerning
methods of gamebird production and marketing.
In general, the book refers to commercial production. The same
basic principles can be adapted to producing and maintaining a small flock.
Personal enjoyment in raising gamebirds depends largely upon knowledge
of the basic principles and practices explained in this book. Economic success in
commercial gamebird production and marketing depends on understanding the basics, and
practicing all the principles, of effective mass-production and efficient marketing and
Raising gamebirds is an attractive business for small acreage, either as
a hobby, a 4-H project - or a full scale commercial operation. The interest is
increasing rapidly and the market for gamebirds is greatly expanding. Gamebird propagation is an ideal hobby that maintains
closer touch with 'nature'.
Many people raise gamebirds to release in wildlife coverts near their
own home. Increasing numbers of gamebirds are produced for the gourmet food market
or for individual consumption.
- Getting Started
- Gamebird Physiology
- Breeding Birds
- The Egg Laying Machine
- Care & Storage of Hatching Eggs
- Natural Incubation
- Preparing the Incubator
- Incubation & Hatching
- Predator Control
- Bobwhite Quail
- Coturnix Quail
- Chukar/Redleg Partridge
- Gray Partridge 'Huns'
- Ringneck Pheasants
- Wild Turkeys
- Mallard Ducks
- Feather Clipping & Pinioning
- Avian Scientists
- Suppliers of Equipment & Materials
- Incubator Models
- Gamebird References
- Conversion Tables