Contained within this volume is a complete and detailed treatise on commercial poultry farming, with a wealth of information on everything an existing or prospective poultry farmer could possibly need to know. In preparing this volume the author has endeavoured to secure the opinions of the best-informed poultry-men contemporary with the original publication of this text and, as such, this timeless guide will be of much value to anyone interested in the subject. The chapters of this book include: 'The Origin of Poultry Breeds', 'Good and Bad Qualities of Poultry Breeds', 'The Uses of Various Breeds', 'Some Newer Breeds', 'What is an Egg?', 'How The Egg is Put Together', 'Fertile and Infertile Eggs', 'The Hen As a Mother', 'Working a Live Incubator', etcetera. Originally published in 1892, we are proud to republish this antiquarian text now complete with a new introduction on the subject.