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Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow

This is perhaps the most thorough treament of chicken culture from A to Z that I have seen. Even the experienced breeder will learn some things.

This site by Rob Ludlow of CA is invaluable to those who would like to keep a few chickens in an urban setting.

Ducks by Langlois This book is published by Hobby Farms.While it is slanted toward the beginning hobby level raiser, the coverage of all aspects of raising ducks is so thorough that anyone can benefit from reading it.

A.B.A. Judging Manual for Bantam Ducks by Lou Horton

This is meant to aid judges in evaluating classes of bantam ducks but it is useful to the exhibitor who wants to know what to look for when evaluating his own ducks. This is a booklet of 14 pages. 

The Book of Geese by Holderread Excellent treatment of the subject which includes such instructions as how to vent sex goslings and adult geese with illustrations.

The East Indie Duck by Sheraw For a detailed history of the development of the breed and loads of how-to information.

American Standard of Perfection is published by the American Poultry Association. It is the written Standard for exhibition poultry.

Waterfowl Management and Breeding Guide by Grow Was published in the 1970s but is still one of the best all around books

The Call Duck Breed Book by Sheraw A must for the serious Call breeder.

The Chicken Health Handbook by Gail Damerow is an excellent resource on chicken ailments and treatments.

The American Bantam Association prints the Bantam Standard and also sells many books related to poultry

The Feather Fancier is an essential source of info for anyone in Canada. (519) 542 6859 5739 Telfer Rd Sanrnia, Ont Canada N7T 7H2

Poultry Press is a necessity for anyone in the U.S. who is interested in showing poultry or locating exhibition birds. A one year subscription is $26