The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

How To Choose Them - How To Keep Them

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472906462

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 9372

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.
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The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

How to Choose Them, how to Keep Them

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408152645

Category: Poultry

Page: 160

View: 1097

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.
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The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

How to Choose Them. How to Keep Them.

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

ISBN: 9781608199754

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 2280

Across the country, backyard birds are a growing trend-an extension of the urban farming movement. With just a little land and available water, you can raise all kinds of domestic fowl: ducks and geese, as well as turkeys, guinea fowl, quails, and peacocks. Celia Lewis's Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl is full of practical advice, starting with how to choose the right breed. The book covers sixty-five of the most popular domestic breeds in Europe and North America, helping you make informed decisions based on your environment, the personalities and temperaments of different birds, their eggs and meat, and whether you intend to breed them. Lewis offers advice on housing, water, and feeding; the impact of birds on your land and on your neighbors (such as noise); and on the prevention and treatment of common ailments. She also provides brief profiles covering the history and place of origin of each breed, and appearance of males, females, and chicks-illustrated in her own lush watercolors. Lewis has created a practical guide thorough enough for a small farmer and beautiful enough to grace the coffee table of a casual enthusiast.
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Domestic geese and ducks

Author: Paul Pomeroy Ives

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 372

View: 9111

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Domestic Ducks and Geese

Author: Fred Hams

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 9780747804475

Category: Pets

Page: 40

View: 2720

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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: 6710

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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Domestic Waterfowl

How to Raise Ducks, Geese and Swans

Author: H H Stoddard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781539621027

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1517

This special re-print edition of H.H. Stoddard's "Domestic Waterfowl" contains a treasure trove of information on raising waterfowl of all types. Written in 1885, this classic text introduces us to the basics of raising ducks, geese and swans, be it for pleasure, exhibition, egg production or meat purposes. Included are details on Mallard Ducks, Rouen Ducks, Pekin Ducks, Aylesburn Ducks, Cayuga Ducks, Mandarins, Wood Ducks, Black East India Ducks, Muscovy Ducks, as well as Emden Geese, Toulouse, Chinese and rare varieties of Geese and Swans. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
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Duck, Duck, Goose

Author: N.A

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books

ISBN: 1524766151

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 36

View: 1096

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.
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Duck, Duck, Goose

Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Ducks and Geese, both Wild and Domesticated

Author: Hank Shaw

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607745305

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 2442

A lush, illustrated cookbook devoted to preparing and cooking ducks and geese, both domestic and wild, from the author of the award-winning blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook. Duck is having a renaissance in American restaurants and kitchens as cooks discover that diverse breeds, species, and cuts of meat offer an exciting range of flavors and textures. Many cooks—and even hunters—have a fear of cooking fowl.Duck, Duck, Goose shows you how to cook duck and goose like a pro: perfectly crisp skin crackling with each bite, succulent confit, impeccable prosciutto, and more. Hank Shaw, an award-winning food writer, hunter, and cook on the forefront of the marsh-to-table revolution, provides all you need to know about obtaining, cleaning, and cooking these flavorful birds. Duck, Duck, Goose includes detailed guides on species and breeds, selecting a duck in the market, and plucking and hanging a wild bird. Shaw’s delicious and doable recipes include basics such asGrilled Duck Breast and Slow-Roasted Duck; international favorites like Duck Pho, Sichuan Fragrant Duck, Mexican Duck with Green Mole, and Cassoulet;and celebration-worthy fare such as Perfect Roast Goose. It also features an array of duck and goose confit and charcuterie, from fresh sausages to dry-cured salami. The most comprehensive guide to preparing and cooking both domestic and wild ducks and geese, Duck, Duck, Goose will be a treasured companion for anyone who wants to free themselves from the tyranny of chicken and enjoy perfectly cooked waterfowl.
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Keeping Ducks & Geese

Author: Chris Ashton,Mike Ashton

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715331576

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 1668

Keeping ducks and geese can be a fascinating hobby for the whole family. From producing eggs for food and painting, quills for writing, birds for exhibition or even eating, ducks and geese can add a new dimension to the garden or smallholding. They make wonderful pets: geese act as guard dogs and ducks are a gardener?s best friend, keeping the pond free of weeds and rescuing crops from a slimy slug massacre. With detailed information on 40 of the most popular breeds, Keeping Ducks and Geese shows how to select the right breed for you, what you need to get started and how to care for your birds so that you get the best out of them from the outset. A lavish lifestyle section provides recipes for using the rich eggs, family activities, duck and goose folklore, and much more.
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Domestic Duck

Author: Mike Ashton

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 184797970X

Category: Pets

Page: 200

View: 2256

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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The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

How To Choose Them - How To Keep Them

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472906462

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 3155

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.
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Guide to Raising Ducks

Author: Dave Holderread

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 346

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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Keeping Geese

Breeds and Management

Author: Chris Ashton

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 178500056X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 7022

Keeping Geese is a complete guide to the domesticated goose. It shows how this intelligent bird has been absorbed into different cultures throughout history, from the taming of the Greylag and the Swan goose to the exhibition of the mighty Toulouse. Written from thirty years of first-hand experience of keeping, breeding and exhibiting these birds, Keeping Geese gives an insight into their habits and behaviour. Pure breeds of geese, hand-reared, are tame, responsive and intelligent and reared well, they will give hours of interest and pleasure for life. Illustrated with over 160 photographs and diagrams, this comprehensive study of geese covers the following and much more: domestication of the goose from the wild, and development of the breeds; why keep geese - as garden pets, eggs, exhibition, table birds; getting started with geese; understanding geese - breeds, physiology and behaviour; management of adult stock; breeding, incubation and rearing goslings; recognizing and treating ailments.
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Domestic Geese

Author: Chris Ashton

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847972156

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 5639

Topics covered include:Breeds: their origins and characteristicsWhy keep geese? - as garden pets, for exhibition, for table birds and eggs. Management of adult stock: transport, housing, feeding, fencing, goose behaviourBreeding, incubation and rearing the goslingsCommon ailments
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Raising Ducks and Geese

Author: John Vivian

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 0882661922

Category: House & Home

Page: 32

View: 6107

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
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Raising Ducks

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Fao

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ducks

Page: 70

View: 6474

Initially published by arrangement with INADES, Institut africain pour le d�veloppement �conomique et social, Abidjan, C�te d'Ivoire, the Better Farming Series booklets are designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural education and training courses. They may be purchased as a set (45 booklets) or singly.
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Enslaved by Ducks

Author: Bob Tarte

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565124502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 9094

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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