BL0108 - BLP200 - 9781910632000
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About the book
Starting with Chickens covers the history, housing, buying, feeding, care, breeding and showing of chickens on a small or medium scale. The book is applicable to those keeping them for domestic reasons, as well as for pleasure. Domestic chickens and show breeds are included, with details on how to provide the best housing and living conditions. This includes information on housing and on dealing with problems. The book is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced chicken breeders. It is up to date with appropriate regulations and sources of information.
About the author
Katie Thear, B.A. (Hons), Cert. Ed. was a well known author and successful keeper of poultry and waterfowl. Katie published and edited Country Smallholding for many years and was a regular contributor to the magazine. She authored many books on poultry, livestock and smallholding topics, and had also broadcast and lectured in the UK and USA. Katie advised the RSPCA Freedom Foods on its standards for commercial duck production, and was also on the committee of the Soil Association organic standards for poultry.
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