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.
Science and Practice
Author: Peter Cherry,Trevor Raymond Morris
Category: Technology & Engineering
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.
Author: Michael Roberts,Victoria Roberts
Publisher: Domestic Fowl Research
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
Author: Stephanie Jane Peaker
With just a little land and available water, you can raise a variety of domestic fowl, from friendly ducks and characterful geese to guineafowl, dainty quail, placid turkeys or even peafowl. Illustrated with the author's charming watercolour paintings, this book is packed with practical tips on keeping domestic fowl and selecting the right breed for your circumstances. Covering 65 domestic breeds of ducks, geese, guineafowl, quail, turkeys and peafowl, the book gives an insight into the individual personalities and attributes of each kind of bird. The breed profiles are written in engaging text and include the history and place of origin, colour combinations, differences between male and female birds, the appearance of hatchlings and the numbers of eggs to expect. As well as selecting an appropriate breed, you need to consider your neighbours, the kinds of bird you can and should keep, whether you want them for eggs or as pets, and whether you want to breed them. The book offers helpful advice on all these issues and also on housing, the provision of water, feeding and the noise and impact your birds will have, as well as preventing and treating common ailments. Whether you are starting out as a smallholder, are interested in raising a few ducks or geese in a suburban or rural setting, or are simply a devotee of domestic fowl there is plenty to captivate you in this book.
How To Choose Them - How To Keep Them
Author: Celia Lewis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
"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.
Author: Derek Yalden,Umberto Albarella
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Translation of: Enten. On t.p.: Everything about housing, care, feeding, diseases, and breeding, with a special chapter on commercial uses of ducks.
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
Darwin's 'big book': a masterpiece of nineteenth-century scientific investigation and a key text in the development of Darwin's thought.
Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit
Author: Cherie Langlois
Publisher: i5 Publishing
Author: Thomas Paul Adamson
This volume comprises the papers from 2011 International Conference on Information Technology and Agricultural Engineering (ICITAE 2011). 2011 International Conference on Information Technology and Agricultural Engineering (ICITAE 2011) has been held in Sanya, China, December 1-2, 2011. All the papers have been peer reviewed by the selected experts. These papers represent the latest development in the field of materials manufacturing technology, spanning from the fundamentals to new technologies and applications. Specially, these papers cover the topics of Information Technology and Agricultural Engineering. This book provides a greatly valuable reference for researchers in the field of Information Technology and Agricultural Engineering who wish to further understand the underlying mechanisms and create innovative and practical techniques, systems and processes. It should also be particularly useful for engineers in information technology and agriculture who are responsible for the efficient and effective operations.
Author: Egui Zhu,Sabo Sambath
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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.
Author: Clifford Wray,A. Wray
Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is a practicalresource offering guidance on developing diagnostic and treatmentplans for individual companion poultry or small flocks. Organized by body system to aid in developing a differentialdiagnosis list for common presenting signs, the book provides allthe information clinicians need to effectively treat backyardpoultry. Written by experts from both the commercial poultry fieldand the companion avian field, the book provides thorough coverageof both common and less common diseases of backyard chickens,ducks, and other poultry. The book begins with introductory chapters covering generalinformation, an overview of US laws, and basic husbandry concerns,then moves into specific disease chapters organized bysystem. The book takes an individual medicine perspectivethroughout, with photographs, radiographs, and histopathologicalphotomicrographs to illustrate principles and diseases. Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is an invaluable guideto diseases and treatments for any practitioners treating backyardpoultry.
A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners
Author: Cheryl B. Greenacre,Teresa Y. Morishita
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The squat, noisy duck occupies a prominent role in the human cultural imagination, as evidenced by everything from the rubber duck of childhood baths to insurance commercials. With Duck,Victoria de Rijke explores the universality of this quacking bird through the course of human culture and history. From the Eider duck to the Brazilian teal to the familiar mallard, duck species are richly diverse, and de Rijke offers a comprehensive overview of their evolutionary history. She explores the numerous roles that the duck plays in literature, art, and religion—including the Hebrew belief that ducks represent immortality, and the Finnish myth that the universe was hatched from a duck’s egg. The author also highlights the significant role humor has always played in human imaginings of duck life, such as the Topographia Hibernia, a twelfth-century tome contending that ducks originated as growths on tree trunks washed up on a beach. But the book does not neglect the bird’s role in everyday life as well, from food dishes to jokes to beloved animated characters such as Daffy Duck and Donald Duck. Duck is an entertaining account of a bird whose distinctive silhouette is known the world over.
Author: Victoria de Rijke
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Introduces mallard ducks, discussing their physical characteristics, habitat, life cycle, food, migration habits, and predators.
Author: Stephen Savage
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: James Rankin
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
This second edition of the only reference devoted to diseases of wild waterfowl has been completely revised to include several new viral agents and toxins. The entire text reflects an increased emphasis on the relationships among habitat, management, and the occurrence of disease. Chapter format is consistent throughout, with the cause ecology, clinical and pathologic features, diagnostic techniques, significance, and remedial management of each disease described. Among the highlights are a chapter on diagnostic techniques (which includes the necropsy procedure) and an extensive reference list.
Author: Gary A. Wobeser
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media