The management of baby chicks in confinement by Charles Mountjoy Bice

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Published by University of Hawaii in Honolulu. T.H .

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At head of title: Hawaii agricultural experiment station, Honolulu, Hawaii. Under the joint supervision of the University of Hawaii and the United States Department of agriculture ...

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Other titlesBaby chicks in confinement
Statementby C.M. Bice ...
SeriesHawaii. Agricultural experiment station. Circular -- no. 1, Circular (Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station) -- no. 1
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Pagination15 p. :
Number of Pages15
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Open LibraryOL25614623M

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