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Poultry Keeping Books / General Poultry Info

“A Guide to Keeping Poultry in Australia”
by Dorothy Reading

“Backyard Poultry – Naturally”
by Alanna Moore

“The Chicken Book”
by Page Smith & Charles Daniel
ISBN 082032213X

"The Chicken Health Handbook"
by Gail Damerow and Jeanne Smith DVM

“Keeping Chickens, An Australian Guide”
by Nicolas Brasch

“Managing Poultry for Home or Hobby”
by Bruce Pattinson
Very simple, clear and easy to follow. It covers all the basics for chooks and ducks.

“Natural Backyard Chook Keeping”
by Jade Woodhouse

Poultry Breeds

"Guinea fowl for pleasure, pest control and profit"
by Anja J. Schenkel
Link to details

The Doyen's Of Poultry
Published by Bellsouth
Books in this Series Are:

“The Australian Langshan”
by Pat Birchell

“The Australorp”
by Ray Connor

"The Indian Game”
by Betty Wilcox

“The Plymoth Rock”
by Les Dowdle

"The Rhode Island Red”
by Colin Gregor

“The Sussex”
by Peter Smith
See post in Breeds and Breeding section of BYP viewtopic.php?f=10&t=8032545

“Dorking Poultry Fowls & Chickens”
by Jan E. Irving
Dorking book link

"The Japanese Bantam"
by Terry Wible
An American breeder,lots of colour pics---written in simple english

"Japanese Bantams"
by Anna C. Banning-Vogelpoel
Published by American Bantam Association in english by Dutch author--black and white illustrations

Showing Poultry / Breeds

Australian Poultry Standards
1st Edition
Published 1998
Available from Bellsouth

“Exhibition Poultry Breeders Handbook”
by Rick Kemp

"Handbook of The Belgian Club Of Australia"
It is published by The Belgian Bantam Club of Australia
Every thing you need to know about the breed. From colours to showing, breeding, feeding,housing, diseases & so on.
166 pages, with B&W & colour pages

“My Lifetime In the Game Fancy”
by Reg Tutty
This book details the life history of Reg Tutty in his pursuit
of breeding and exhibiting Game Poultry together with
some chapters on what is a good game fowl and breeding hints.


"Colour Breeding In Domestic Ducks"
by Mike and Chris Ashton
ISBN: 0955564204
Can be purchased through Amazon

"Domestic Duck and Geese in Colour"
by Michael and Victoria Roberts
ISBN 1 947870 03 2
This book gives a simple introduction to the different breeds of ducks and geese.
You learn to recognize the different breeds along with the important points about each breed

“Duck Keeping for beginners”
by Helen Putland
ISBN 0864179634

“For the love of ducks”
by Nyiri Murtagh
ISBN 0958559031

“Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks”
by Dave Holderread
ISBN 158017258X
Gives an overview of breeds and all round care.
It has a great list at the back of duck diseases/problems - their cause and solutions.


"Not just for Christmas: the complete guide to raising turkeys"
by Janice Houghton-Wallace


"An Introduction to the Color Forms of the Domestic Fowl"
by Brian Reeder Review

"Creative Poultry Breeding"
by Clive Carefoot
May be available in Australia on Interlibrary loan - see your local Library

"Genetics of Chicken Colours - The Basics"
by Sigrid van Dort, David Hancox and Friends
This book is the first genetics book ever made with so many photos, easy reading style ,
and for the first time in history written by chicken fanciers. Everything is based on scientific facts and
therefore you can rely on it in your breeding until new perspectives are discovered by science.
Chicken Colours

"Genetics & Evolution of the Domestic Fowl"
by Lewis Stevens

"Poultry Breeding & Genetics Ed"
by Crawfoot
May be available in Australia on Interlibrary loan - see your local Library


"The new incubation book - revised millenium edition"
by Dr AE Anderson Brown & GES Robbins
Revision of acclaimed book by Anderson Brown - recommended for those who are interested in incubation - scientific and practical text.


"Chicken Coops: 45 Building Plans for Housing Your Flock"
by Judy Pangman

Comic Books

"Chook Tails - Free Range Eggs"
by Alan Corbett
Book link
The book is aimed
at chook lovers past, present and future.


Bellsouth sell a large range of books


If anyone has a book that they would like to add to this list, please PM helenchook or Huney007 (Library Moderators) with the title, author, and a brief description (if necessary), and ask if it can be added to the list.

If anyone would like to have a discussion about a particular book, please make a new topic for the discussion.

Happy Reading!!

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