Hartford, CT: H. H. Stoddard, 1872. Paperback. Poultry breeding and egg production information in one of the earliest and very popular American poultry publications, with many wonderful illustrations of breeds, including "Frizzled Fowls". This was the period when eggs and poultry were raised either on small farms or in backyards, with the excess sold at local farmers markets. Egg farming hadn't yet reached the stage where it could be scaled up to commercial production.
Contents include Duck wing game, condiments in poultry diet, treatment of moulting fowls, chicken cholera, fawn Dorkings, Plymouth rocks, breeding light Brahmas, frizzled fowls, roup and its remedy, importance of warm henneries, winter food, superiority of pure breeds. With a separately printed subscription broadsheet loosely inserted.
4to, pp 145 - 153, illustrations, advertisements, Index. Publisher's printed paper wraps. OCLC: 22586937. Fine condition. Item #23553