copyright 1922; The Homestead Company publishers, Des Moines, Iowa; hardbound; quite good condition with unmarked pages and a few very minor soiling spots; no dust jacket.
From Preface -
A few farmers have recognized the fine profit to be made from the production of high-class market eggs and the sale of hatching eggs and baby chicks in the breeding season. They have laid out the farm poultry work so that it can be efficiently handled in connection with general farming. And they are making good money.
The thought has been with the author for some years that the methods used by these progressive men and women, if placed in a form accessible to other farmers, should do much towards elevating the general standard of the farm hen and would make farm poultry generally more profitable.
The result has been the bringing together of this book which is written entirely for farmers and is based upon the experience and the methods of actual farmers. It deals only from the practical standpoint, keeping ever in mind the units and the conditions best adapted for average farm conditions. It attempts to reduce into a formula, as much as possible, every step along the road to poultry success.
It should answer many of the questions which people are constantly raising as to the possibilities in poultry for the farmer. It will answer questions of methods, procedure and means. It exists for no other purpose.