Domestic Duck

Author: Mike Ashton

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 184797970X

Category: Pets

Page: 200

View: 9017

Most domesticated ducks are descended from the wild mallard and over the centuries many different breeds have been created. They have been kept as pets, or for their ornamental value, or have been farmed for their meat, eggs and down. In The Domestic Duck, Chris and Mike Ashton explain how these breeds have been developed and how to look after them. Contents include: Breeds, their origins and characteristics; Classic ducks from all over the world; 'Designer' ducks of the twentieth century; Management of adult stock; Breeding and rearing ducklings; Common problems and ailments. Fully illustrated with over 170 black & white photographs and 35 colour photographs depicting examples of the pure breeds and all aspects of their management, this is the essential manual for all duck-keepers.
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Domestic Duck Production

Science and Practice

Author: Peter Cherry,Trevor Raymond Morris

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851990541

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 239

View: 8951

Ducks are kept for profit in a great diversity of circumstances in both temperate and tropical climates. Outlining the biology of the domestic duck, this book also combines the authors' considerable practical and scientific experience to provide quantitative descriptions of nutritional and environmental effects on growing and breeding ducks, as well as practical advice on husbandry, housing and management. Peter Cherry worked as Development Manager for a major duck producer before assuming a world-wide role as a consultant. Trevor Morris is a world-renowned poultry scientist who has also worked as a duck consultant. Their combined knowledge of the duck and the duck industry is thus unparalleled.
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Domestic Duck and Geese in Colour

Author: Michael Roberts,Victoria Roberts

Publisher: Domestic Fowl Research

ISBN: 9780947870034

Category: Ducks

Page: 48

View: 6736

This guide to domestic duck and geese has colour photographs of typical specimens of various breeds. Each breed has listed its classification, type, origin, colour variations, egg colour, characteristics, and weight, as well as faults to avoid.
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Duck, Duck, Goose

Author: N.A

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books

ISBN: 1524766151


Page: 36

View: 7497

Duck and Goose face a challenge to their friendship when an enthusiastic young duck moves into their neighborhood who wants to play--and win--all sorts of games.

Guide to Raising Ducks

Author: Dave Holderread

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 2397

Presents information on twenty-three domestic North American breeds, covering such topics as duck attributes, anatomy, behavior, colors, incubation, rearing ducklings, diet, butching, health, and guidelines for showing.
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Enslaved by Ducks

Author: Bob Tarte

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565124502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 8268

Describes the author's move from the Michigan suburbs to the country and the unruly menagerie he and hs wife accumulated along the way--including Stanley Sue, a gender-switching African grey parrot; Hector, a grumpy Muscovy duck who likes sitting on shoulders; Howard, an amorous dove; and Chloe, a mallard who learned to limp. Reprint.
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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

Beatrix's Tales

Author: Beatrix Potter

Publisher: VM eBooks


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2333

What a funny sight it is to see a brood of ducklings with a hen! —Listen to the story of Jemima Puddle-duck, who was annoyed because the farmer's wife would not let her hatch her own eggs.
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Author: Stephen Savage

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404245655

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3155

Introduces mallard ducks, discussing their physical characteristics, habitat, life cycle, food, migration habits, and predators.
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The History of British Birds

Author: Derek Yalden,Umberto Albarella

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199217513

Category: Nature

Page: 263

View: 1437

"This authoritative reference work will be of particular relevance to students and researchers in the fields of archaeology and avian biology, as well as a broader audience of general ornithologists and natural historians."--BOOK JACKET.
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The New Duck Handbook

Ornamental and Domestic Ducks : Everything about Housing, Care, Feeding, Diseases, and Breeding, with a Special Chapter on Commercial Uses of Ducks

Author: Heinz-Sigurd Raethel

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812040883

Category: Pets

Page: 96

View: 5284

Translation of: Enten. On t.p.: Everything about housing, care, feeding, diseases, and breeding, with a special chapter on commercial uses of ducks.
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Salmonella in Domestic Animals

Author: Clifford Wray,A. Wray

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851999166

Category: Medical

Page: 463

View: 829

Salmonella is an major cause of zoonotic infections (animal diseases which can infect humans) on a worldwide scale. Consequently, it is an organism which is the subject of a considerable amount of research. Written by leading researchers into Salmonella from Europe, North America andAustralia, this book provides the only up to date review of work on all aspects of Salmonella in farm animals, including fundamental characteristics and biology (together with the laboratory techniques necessary for their study), a description of its effects, virulence, epidemiology andcontrol.
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Fundamentals in Poultry Breeding

A Complete Guide to the Successful Breeding of American Standard Fowls, Turkeys, Ducks and Geese for Table Poultry, for Egg Production and for Exhibition

Author: John Henry Robinson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poultry

Page: 158

View: 3217

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Farm Animal Behaviour

Characteristics for Assessment of Health and Welfare

Author: Ingvar Ekesbo

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845937708

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 237

View: 6059

Animal behaviour is the basis for ascertaining their welfare and is a topic of ever growing importance. This undergraduate-level textbook is organised into three sections covering all major farm animals of the world, both mainstream and specialist: large farm animal species (horses, cattle, swine, sheep and goats), poultry and farmed birds and non-domesticated animals such as deer. Each chapter describes the elements of behaviour of a particular species in a clear and uniform format. Background to domestication, innate and learnt behaviour, social behaviour, mating behaviour, activity patterns, senses, behaviour in the young animal, vision and hearing are all covered for each species. Understanding of ethological knowledge is both a necessary aid for getting correct diagnoses, but also for the assessment of health and welfare in the single animal or a group of animals, making the book valuable for veterinary practitioners as well as students at university and tertiary level.
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A Study of Some Aspects of Adrenal Function in the Domestic Duck

Author: Stephanie Jane Peaker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781361188729


Page: N.A

View: 8505

This dissertation, "A Study of Some Aspects of Adrenal Function in the Domestic Duck" by Stephanie Jane, Peaker, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3126210 Subjects: Ducks Adrenal glands
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Domestic Ducks and Geese

Author: Fred Hams

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 9780747804475

Category: Pets

Page: 40

View: 4842

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Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit

Author: Cherie Langlois

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484796

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 1314

Written by hobby farmer Cherie Langlois from Washington state, Ducks is a fantastic overview of these entertaining and adaptable waterfowl. The author begins by asking “What do these water-crazy birds have that make them as much an asset to farms as landlubbing poultry?” She provides many answers that defend the virtues and versatility of ducks and argues that the duck is superior to the ubiquitous chicken in many ways. As a zoologist, Langlois has a gift for elucidating the details of the waterfowl’s anatomy, traits and behavior, all revealed in the first chapter “Meet the Duck.” She proceeds by leading readers through the process of choosing the right ducks for their hobby farm, considering the various domestic breeds (from bantams to heavyweights) as well as the sex of the birds and number of birds/breeds ideal for beginning a hobby-farm flock. The book offers advice on housing these very adaptable birds that thrive in various climates and regions throughout the world: space requirements, ventilation, flooring, feeders, and fencing. Naturally, ducks need water to thrive in the form of an existing lake, a manmade pond or simple duck pools, all discussed in the housing chapter. “The Duck Diet” chapter discusses the nutritional needs of the flock and various feeding options farmers and ranchers can consider. Seasoned duck aficionados interested in getting into the business of ducklings will find much information in the breeding chapter, which catalogs methods for hatching, incubators, mama duck and baby care, and more. The health of livestock is always a major consideration for the hobby farmer, and the chapter “Flock Health and Handling” offers a mini course in disease prevention, proper hygiene, recognizing symptoms of illnesses, and dealing with common maladies. The advantages of duck farming—the superior quality of duck eggs, down, and meat--are the focal point of the final chapter “Harvesting the Rewards,” likely the first chapter the dubious duck farmer will read prior to taking the dive into ducks. The book concludes with appendices of endangered duck breeds and duck diseases, resources, a glossary of terms, and a complete index.
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