This eBook is a compilation of several different pamphlets that were published by different governmental organizations in the early to mid part of the 20th century. Each pamphlet covers a different aspect of raising chickens and was chosen to provide a comprehensive coverage of raising poultry. The goal of self-reliance was kept in mind while deciding which pamphlets to include and attempts to provide the information necessary to manage a small self-sustaining flock with as few outside inputs as possible.

The table of contents includes the following:

Breeds of Chickens

Poultry Houses and Fixtures

Homemade Poultry Equipment

Feeding Chickens

Breeding Stock




Killing Chickens

Preserving Eggs

Chicken Diseases