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Keeping Poultry and Rabbits on Scraps

A Penguin Handbook

By Alan Thompson, Claude H. Goodchild

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Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Other Information: Illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 July 2009
First issued in 1941, when the national crisis made it essential for every scrap of kitchen waste and spare time to be used for increasing the nation's food resources, this book enabled the meagre official wartime rations to be supplemented in thousands of homes by a regular supply of eggs and meat, at a minimum of trouble and expense. It now reappears, in response to many requests, to play its part in the hardly less urgent food-production drive of peacetime. Everything that the small-scale raiser of rabbits or of poultry, whether for egg-production or for table use, needs to know is here: buying, housing, feeding, breeding, diseases, are all fully dealt with by experts, the instructions being given in simple and practical language for the beginner. Keeping Poultry and Rabbits on Scraps was originally reissued after the war, in 1949. Here it is once again, a facsimilie edition with all the delightful original illustrations and advice to keep your chickens and rabbits happy, whether they be in a city garden or roaming in a farm yard.

About the Author

Alan Thompson, author of the poultry section of this book, kept poultry from the moment he left school. He obtained his technical knowledge at Harper Adams College and was Editor of the Poultry Farmer for 15 years. He also farmed livestock in Copthorne, Sussex, and his voice was familiar to all those who listened to the BBC poultry talks. Claude Goodchild, author of the rabbit section, spent the first 35 years of his life on an Essex farm and bred rabbits on a considerable scale from the age of 15. He later went on to run the largest rabbit farm of its time in England at Black Corner, near Crawley, Sussex. He started the Rex rabbit in England, was among the first to breed Chinchillas and visited Russia in an advisory capacity at the invitation of the Soviet Government.

EAN: 9780141038629
ISBN: 0141038624
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions: 18.1 x 11.1 x 1.2 centimetres (0.11 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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This classic book provides many tips and hints on how to reduce the cost of feeding backyard chickens and rabbits. It is a great resource for anyone wishing to provide their animals with a healthy and unconvential diet whilst meeting all of their dietary requirements. The ideas have not become outdated with age and are as relevant today as they were when the book was first written. An invaluable addition to any poultry fanciers library.

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