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Natural Incubation and Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)

A concise guide to the incubation of eggs—fowl, ducks, geese, turkeys, peafowl, and guinea fowl—through natural means.

In 111 pages, Dr. Batty a recognized expert, provides clarity and simplicity in his writings covering everything you need to know about natural incubation and rearing.

Despite scientific advances the incubation of eggs by natural means, whether by hen, duck,goose or other female bird, continues to be the most effective interms of the percentage hatched and healthy chicks. 

This book is a concise guide to how chicks may be hatched and reared.  Based on the Author's experiences over many years it shows how the best results may be obtained at economic cost. 

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 111 pages
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1990)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 185259165X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852591656
  • Product Dimensions:  21.5 x 14.6 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g


1.  Natural Incubation
2.  Selecting Broody Hens
3.  The Breeding Pen
4.  Anatomy of the Fowl
5.  The egg
6.  Breeding and Feeding
7.  The Hatching Process
8.  Management of the Broody
9.  Ducks and Geese
10. Turkeys and Peafowl
11.  Brooding and Rearing