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Starting with Goats

Starting with Goats by Katie Thear

The Revised & Expanded Guide to Keeping Goats

The guide to goats and goatkeeping from highly experienced goatkeeper and smallholder Katie Thear. 136 pages full of information you must know if you're to keep goats successfully.

A5 format, paperback. 136pp Colour photographs, Mono photographs & line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137420 Cover Price: £7.95

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Cheesemaking and Dairying

Cheesemaking and Dairying by Katie Thear

Completely updated and with many new photographs, coverage includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions for making hard cheeses, soft cheeses, yoghurt, cream, ice cream and butter. Suitable for the home kitchen or small dairy, it remains a classic 'how to' guide.

A5 format, paperback. 96pp Many Mono photographs & numerous line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137338 Cover Price: £7.95

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Incubation, Hatching, Rearing

Incubation, Hatching, Rearing by Katie Thear

This jargon-free guide to natural and artificial incubation is designed for the small-scale poultry keeper and the commercial breeder. Relevant to poultry keepers, waterfowl and game breeders, and anyone with an interest in domestic and exotic species of birds.

A5 format, paperback. 96pp Many Mono photographs & numerous line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137253 Cover Price: £6.95

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Keeping Quail

Keeping Quail by Katie Thear

The 4th Edition of the definitive work on keeping quail.

It provides an up-to-date and practical coverage of the selection, housing, feeding, breeding and breed development of Coturnix and aviary breeds of quail. Invaluable to breeders of quail, both large and small, commercial and hobbyist. Full of practical information.based on the author's knowledge and long experience keeping quail

A5 format, paperback. 96pp 40 Colour photographs, Mono photographs & line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137383 Cover Price: £7.95

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Organic Poultry

Organic Poultry by Katie Thear

This unique book provides an excellent coverage of what is involved in managing organic poultry, including laying and table chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowl. It includes research findings on the best way to cater for the innate needs of poultry and aims to clarify a situation where there is considerable confusion about organic standards.

A5 format, paperback. 96pp 120pp 16 Colour, many Mono photographs & line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137369 Cover Price: £12.95

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Starting with a Smallholding

Starting with a Smallholding by David Hills

It offers timely advice on how to choose the right property for different needs and circumstances, as well as sorting out priorities after moving in. The book describes how activities make different demands on space, time, energy and money, with details of over 20 activities related to animals, poultry and the land.

A5 format, paperback. 96pp Mono photographs & numerous line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137376 Cover Price: £7.95

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Starting with Ducks

Starting with Ducks by Katie Thear

The reference guide for those keeping duck. This book covers all aspects of keeping, breeding and rearing ducks, for show, pleasure or commercial purposes. Presented in a clear concise way with an emphasis on practical detail.

A5 format, paperback. 96pp 43 Colour photographs, Mono photographs & 50 line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137307 Cover Price: £7.95

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Starting with Geese

Starting with Geese by Katie Thear

A new guide to keeping domestic breeds of geese and ornamental geese on a small or commercial scale. Housing, pasture and water access, feeding, care and management, breeding, selling and showing. All the domestic breeds and a selection of ornamentals shown in full colour.

A5 format, paperback. 96pp 29 Colour photographs, 36 Mono photographs & numerous line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137321 Cover Price: £7.95

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Starting with Chickens

Starting with Chickens by Katie Thear

The bestselling guide for those new to keeping hens at home

Comprehensive help for all those who wish to keep chickens on a small scale. It covers everything from choosing a house to selecting, buying and caring for hens. Over 90 breeds are illustrated, many in colour. This book provides invaluable help, from choosing a house and run to selecting, buying and caring for your hens

A5 format, paperback. 96pp Colour photographs, Mono photographs & line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137277 Cover Price: £7.95

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Starting with Bantams

Starting with Bantams by David Scrivener

The reference guide for keeping bantams

Written for those new to bantams, this well illustrated book provides an excellent introduction to the subject. It looks at all aspects of practical management and handling, including housing, choosing breeds and stock, breeding, showing and health.

A5 format, paperback. 96pp 45 Colour photographs, 66 Mono photographs & numerous line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137314 Cover Price: £7.95

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Starting with Bees

Starting with Bees by Peter Gordon

Written for those who are new to beekeeping, this book aims to clarify the essential procedures that are associated with the subject. Step-by-step instructions take the newcomer through each stage, with photographs and illustrations to further clarify the techniques. This is an essential guide for the beginner during the first few years of beekeeping.

A5 format, paperback. 96pp Mono photographs & numerous line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137352 Cover Price: £7.95

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Starting with Pigs

Starting with Pigs by Andy Case

Written for those new to pigs, this book provides a good, sensible introduction to the subject. It looks at all aspects of practical management and handling, including housing, choosing breeds and stock, breeding, farrowing and health.

A5 format, paperback. 80pp 38 Mono photographs & 12 line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137291 Cover Price: £7.95

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Starting with Sheep

Starting with Sheep by Mary Castell

This is a clear and concise book, invaluable to those new to sheep, particularly in the early years of sheep-keeping. Its colour guide helps to identify most of the breed groups that are likely to be encountered.

A5 format, paperback. 96pp Colour and Mono photographs & line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137345 Cover Price: £7.95

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Starting with Turkeys

Starting with Turkeys by Katie Thear

The ideal introduction to keeping turkeys! This is a well illustrated and readable book covering all aspects of keeping, breeding, raising and showing turkeys on a small scale. It describes the traditional breeds and how to cater for the free-range and organic Christmas markets.

A5 format, paperback. 96pp 29 Colour photographs, 36 Mono photographs & numerous line drawings
ISBN: 9780906137406 Cover Price: £7.95

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Build Your Own Poultry House and Run

Build Your Own Poultry House and Run

Chicken Coop Plan Designed by Practical Poultry Keeper Suitable for 6 to 8 hens, this coop was designed by a poultry keeper to provide a quality weather resistant house that is easy to clean and keep free from red mite and other pests. It's resistant to vermin such as rats and mink and will keep the fox at bay.

The detailed plans come on an A2 sheet of good quality paper, folded into a protective cardboard wallet Suggested Price: £3.00

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Hearing the Grass Grow

Hearing the Grass Grow by Katie Thear

This delightful novel, set in rural North Wales in 1943 gives an insight into an almost forgotten way of life. Katie Thear was born and brought up in a rural village in the Llyn Peninsular on the edge of Snowdonia in North Wales and draw on her experiences for the backdrop.

Sadly this turned out to be Katie's only novel

Paperback. 318 pp
ISBN: 9780906137413 Cover Price: £6.99

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