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Humane and Healthy Poultry Production

A Manual for Organic Growers


Illustrated by Jocelyn Langer

Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on:

  • Organic poultry basics
  • Establishing the facilities (housing and equipment, choosing and using litter, outdoor access, brooding, grazing and pasturing)
  • Purchasing and brooding chicks
  • Organic feed and supplements
  • Poultry health care in the organic system
  • Management challenges (production and culling, spotted shells, yolk color)
  • Slaughter and Processing
  • Marketing
  • Production expectations and economic viability

About The Author

About Karma Glos

Karma Glos is the daughter of homesteading parents. She majored in field biology at Evergreen State College in her home state of Washington and worked briefly for the U.S. Forest Service studying small mammal ecology. With her husband, Michael, she has been building Kingbird Farm in upstate New York since 1996. Their successful, diverse operation includes hogs, poultry, beef, vegetables, and herbs with the help of many draft horses. She has a passion for healthful, innovative livestock husbandry practices.

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Books By Karma Glos

Pages:128 pages
Book Art:Black and white line drawings
Size: 6 x 9 inch
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing
Pub. Date: April 15, 2011
Paperback: 9781603583572

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Paperback, 128 pages, $12.95

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