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Bantams: A Guide to Keeping, Breeding and Showing

By Jeremy Hobson

ISBN: 9781861267863
PUBLISHED: 2005
PAGES: 168
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 97 b&w photos, 15 line drawings, 20 colour photos

It is not surprising that bantams are becoming increasingly popular. Exhibiting a great deal more character than their larger cousins, they soon become part of the family and provide both eggs and interest for very little expenditure. They appeal to both young and old alike and are relatively easy to accommodate and manage.

This one-stop guide covers: All aspects of housing with reference to open runs, penning sheds, light, ventilation and suitable flooring. Feeding including basic rations for birds from one day to sixteen weeks, grit, water, greenstuffs and supplements. Breeding, rearing and hatching. Showing and preparation, including egg competitions and the ringing scheme. Health, hygiene, ailments and diseases.

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