Bantams: A Guide to Keeping, Breeding and Showing

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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 ...

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Overview

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; and health, hygiene, ailments, and diseases.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861267863
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    Wonderful Resource for Bantams

    With images to go with descriptions, this book is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to raise, breed or show Bantam chickens. The layout (organization) could have been better but overall the information was current, accurate, detailed and relevant to Bantams.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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