Books on Incubation | Hatching | Rearing | Sexing | Poultry Genetics

Books for help & advise on incubation, whether artificually or with a broody hen, better hatching, rearing youngstock, Sexing your birds & the genetics of breeding.

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The perfect book for anyone struggling with incubation, hatching or rearing.

Paperback 107 pages, revised and reprinted in 2001.



Birds, Nests and Incubators by Dr Charles Deeming

Recent scientific research on egg incubation and the development of the embryo has been far reaching and exciting.

However until now it has been locked away in professional journals and conference papers.

In this book, Dr Charles Deeming, a leader in transferring academic research on incubation into the wider world has pulled into one volume the leading results in research and set them out in an accessible form for the advanced hobbyist and the professional breeder.




Chickens are the hottest new back garden "pet"! It seems that every Tom, Dick, and Susan wants to raise chickens in his or her back garden, whether that garden is one square foot or one hundred.

There's nothing more local than an egg freshly laid right in your own yard But what should you expect when you're adopting a couple of day-old chicks? In Chick Days, Jenna Woginrich, award-winning author of Made from Scratch, the homesteading memoir for the twenty-something generation, offers a highly entertaining and informative photographic guide for today's fledgling chick parent


This book covers the techniques and equipment needed for using small to medium sized incubators and brooders, as well as the larger systems for more exotic species.

A must have for any poultry keeper using small incubators at home, the smallholding or classroom.