JEREMY HOBSON’S CHOICE
Of all the poultry/chickenkeeping books on my shelves (and believe me, there are plenty!) the one that has influenced me most is Bantams and Miniature Fowl by W H Silk. Published in 1951, Silk’s style of writing, his enthusiasm, obvious knowledge – and the photos (despite being black and white and somewhat ‘grainy’) were sufficient to set me on the road to, what has since turned out to be, a lifetime of bantam-keeping.
Around the same time (the late 1960s) I discovered the Ditchfield ‘Little Wonder’ series of books. Priced at a shilling (5p) these informative paperbacks included such titles as Bantams for Pleasure and Profit and Chicken-keeping for Beginners. All in all, pocket money well spent!