Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks, 2nd Edition

Breeds, Care, Health

Author: Dave Holderread

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427457

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 8044

With in-depth information on feeding, housing, behavior, and health care, this comprehensive guide also provides proven strategies for creating a profitable business plan and marketing your products. Whether you’re about to acquire your first ducks or are interested in experimenting with rare breeds, Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks will help you achieve your duck-raising goals.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry, 4th Edition

Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Game Birds

Author: Glenn Drowns

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427686

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 6392

Whether you’re running a farm or interested in keeping a few backyard birds, Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry covers everything you need to know to successfully raise your own chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, and more. Stressing humane practices throughout, Glenn Drowns provides expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, behavior, breeding, health care, and processing your own meat and eggs. With tips on raising specialty species like doves, ostriches, and peafowl, you’ll be inspired to experiment with new breeds and add diversity to your poultry operation.
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Farming

Ultimate Guide to Raising Chickens and Ducks in Your Backyard

Author: Brandy Clay

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976244926

Category:

Page: 28

View: 3877

Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Farming: (FREE Bonus Included) Ultimate Guide to Raising Chickens And Ducks in Your Backyard Have you ever considered raising ducks and chickens in your backyard? Maybe you were unsure how to get started or were afraid that you would make a mistake possibly causing harm to your ducks and chickens. Perhaps you are interested in raising ducks and chickens in your backyard but need a little more of an idea about how it would work. If any of this sounds like you than this book is for you. In this book, you will learn: How to choose what breed of chicken you want to raise. How to choose the right duck breed for you. How to build the perfect coop for your fowl. How to care for your birds to ensure that they are healthy and happy Download your E book "Farming: Ultimate Guide to Raising Chickens And Ducks in Your Backyard" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!
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Barnyard in Your Backyard

A Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580174565

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 6465

An introduction to raising farm animals cover such topics as an animal's personality, feeding, housing, care, and dealing with neighbors.
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Duck Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Ducks...Naturally

Author: Lisa Steele

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989268882

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 9062

Author Lisa Steele is one of the most trusted voices in small-flock poultry keeping. Her first book, "Fresh Eggs Daily," was all about healthy, natural care for chickens. Now comes "Duck Eggs Daily," a valuable guide to raising ducks for eggs and companionship. This is also a book for chicken keepers who want to add ducks to their flock. While ducks can live happily with chickens, ducks are different in many important ways. Steele provides an information-packed, beautifully photographed how-to for raising - and living with - happy, healthy ducks. She examines every aspect of her ducks' lives, including duck houses and pools, health care, duck behavior and blending ducks into a chicken flock. She provides a breed chart and a selection of favorite recipes using duck eggs. What's behind the fast-growing interest in raising ducks? An increasing awareness of the superior nutrition and taste of duck eggs (compared to chicken eggs) and a desire for a personal connection with the foods we feed our families. Foodies and chefs are embracing the appeal of duck eggs. And many doctors recommend duck eggs for people allergic to chicken eggs.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Ducks - Keeping Ducks in Your Backyard

Author: Dueep J. Singh,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1311941959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

View: 7406

A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Ducks - Keeping Ducks in Your Backyard Table of Contents Introduction Raising Ducks in Your Backyard Choosing Ducks Dabbling Ducks and Diving Ducks Incubation of Ducklings Artificial Incubation Brooding Cleaning duck eggs Ducks and drakes Housing Your Ducks How to Make a Grass Run Keeping a Small Flock Traditional House Dimensions Preventing Flight over Netting Breeding Ducks for the Table. Preparing Ducklings Ducks and Water Feeding Your Ducks. Layers Mash for Ducks What is Grass Meal? What is Bean Meal? Drinking Water Conclusion Author Bio Introduction It must have been somewhere, and some time millenniums ago, when man found that the Mallard and Muscovy that he hunted in the marshes, and brought home to his family was a bird which could be domesticated. One is not very certain about which particular civilization decided that duck brought up in your own farmyard, was a good source of eating for the whole family. Roast duck, broiled duck, duck with seasonings and herbs, even wild duck, along with their cousins, the geese and the swans made excellent fare especially during times, when other food resources were not so easily available. Geese and swans are definitely not considered ducks, though they belong to the same family. The original ancestral species is the same, even though the characteristics differ. Geese and swans are larger in size and can be found in seawater, as well as in freshwater. Ducks are smaller in size, but prefer freshwater habitats. In the same manner, you should not confuse ducks with other aquatic birds like divers, coots and grebes. All of them are good eating, but they are unrelated, except for their liking for water. Apart from the meat content and eggs, ducks have also been reared for their soft down. Drakes are larger in size, when compared to the female ducks. Some of the popular species are Muscovy ducks, Mallards Paradise Shelduck and Aylesbury . The bills are long, broad and sometimes, they are serrated so that the ducks can feed on easily filtered aquatic plant and animal species. A duck shoot has always been a popular occupation of people who enjoy hunting for gain, especially when you are shooting these birds on the wing. A duck cannot fly when it is molting, and it normally molts before the duck group’s migration to a warmer climate.
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Keeping Chickens in Your Garden

A Practical Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese and Turkeys in Your Backyard, with Over 400 Photographs

Author: Fred Hams

Publisher: Southwater

ISBN: 9781780193090

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 6453

An expert manual on keeping poultry in the garden complements instructions for building a coop with essential guidelines on everything from rearing and breeding to housing and maintaining poultry health. Original.
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Hobby Farm Animals

A Comprehensive Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Rabbits, Goats, Pigs, Sheep, and Cattle

Author: Sue Weaver,Ann Larkin Hansen,Cherie Langlois,Arie Mcfarlen

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620081520

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 5021

Eggs, meat, milk, wool, fur, feathers, and some priceless bucolic bliss. No hobby farm is complete without critters…possibly a small herd peppering the field or a microflock flapping around the hen house or pond. A single information-packed volume with everything a hobby farmer needs to know about farm animals, this new comprehensive manual to selecting, caring for, and breeding livestock brings forth the expertise of six hobby farmers, each of whom has real-life on-the-farm experience with the animals she discusses. Whether you’re contemplating adding a small herd of sheep or goats to your existing hobby farm or you’ve always wondered about the benefits of raising angora rabbits or Muscovy ducks, Livestock for Your Hobby Farm provides the kind of guidance you need to begin a herd or flock and expand your pens and fencing. With exhaustive detail, the authors offer complete coverage of chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, and rabbits, including the housing, health-care, special needs, advantages and challenges of each. -Extensive sections devoted to the seven major farm animals, including profiles of the most popular breeds and varieties -Detailed how-to chapters on the care, handling, feeding, health, and safety of each animal -Special chapters devoted to the breeding and raising of young animals -Recommendations for ways of capitalizing on your livestock’s output, from selling eggs, milk, fiber, and so forth -Tips for troubleshooting potential problems and warding off diseases, parasites, and predators
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Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys: The Pocket Guide to 104 Essential Breeds

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612126936

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 7515

Poultry Breeds is a fresh field guide of feathered friends with stunning photos highlighting the beauty and unique attributes of 104 chicken, duck, goose, and turkey breeds. Each profile outlines the bird’s history, physical characteristics, and common uses, with specially noted fun facts sprinkled throughout. This pocket-size, browsable guide is easy to use, and author Carol Ekarius knows her birds: she has been writing about livestock for nearly 20 years and has raised her own for decades.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Horses, 2nd Edition

Breeding, Care, Facilities

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426876

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 515

View: 6813

Raising horses successfully requires good preparation, hard work, and a sincere interest in your animals’ well-being. With in-depth information on all aspects of horsekeeping, including grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and medical care, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to raise healthy and happy horses.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 3rd Edition

Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds

Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

View: 761

Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep, 4th Edition

Breeding, Care, Facilities

Author: Paula Simmons,Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603423907

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 3368

Drawing from years of hands-on experience, Paula Simmons and Carol Ekarius provide expert advice on breed selection, lambing, feeding, housing, pasture maintenance, and medical care. You’ll also find tips on profitably marketing your meat and fiber products, as well as information on obtaining organic certifications.
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The Complete Guide to Poultry Breeds

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Melissa Nelson

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383770

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

View: 9089

Overview: There are more poultry breeds than most individuals realize and for anyone considering or preparing to get involved in the raising and breeding of poultry, it is vital to understand as much as possible about as many of them as possible. With more than 500 breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association, there are different feed necessities, housing requirements, incubation times, egg information, and costs of raising just about any of these various breeds. This book provides the details that every potential poultry breed needs to start creating detailed plans for purchasing, raising, and breeding their new small farm animals. You will learn about each of the more than 500 different breeds of poultry, from chickens to turkeys and ducks. Each breed will be laid out with complete details about everything you need to know to raise them effectively. From how to breed that particular breed to how to raise the chicks, you will be able to breed and gather eggs from chickens and breed for meat the ducks and turkeys you select. You will learn exactly which breeds are best for egg production by volume and quality and which ones are best for meat by taste and quality. You will learn the dietary needs of each breed and what they require from you to stay alive in all four seasons as well. Poultry and small farming experts were interviewed for this book to provide detailed insight into how poultry is selected and raised and throughout the book you will find small bits of information about how each breed is different from the rest, what suggestions are offered for raising that particular breed and which breeds to completely steer clear of. You will learn which poultry breeds have been used for hundreds of years on small farms everywhere and which ones are rarely used and for what reasons. Whether you are starting a farm and need a half dozen good poultry breeds for your coups or are just adding a small area on your property to raise some chickens, this guide will provide everything you need to understand and select the proper breed for your needs.
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Storey's Basic Country Skills

A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance

Author: John Storey,Martha Storey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427376

Category: House & Home

Page: 576

View: 689

Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you’ll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life.
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Haustiere - zoologisch gesehen

Author: Wolf Herre,Manfred Röhrs

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642393942

Category: Science

Page: 412

View: 1680

Dieser zeitgemäße Überblick über den Stand der zoologischen Domestikationsforschung ist mehr als eine Untersuchung über die Entstehung und Geschichte der Haustiere. Vielmehr liegt eine zusammenfassende Betrachtung von Ergebnissen aus verschiedenen Forschungseinrichtungen vor. Die Autoren erörtern Systematik und Biologie der Stammarten; Gründe, Zeiten und Orte von Haustierwerdungen; die vielfältigen Veränderungen der Haustiere bis in den molekularen Bereich im Vergleich zu ihren Wildformen; die Fülle der Haustierrassen und ihre Beziehungen zu Menschen. Ausführlich werden domestizierte Vögel, Fische und Insekten behandelt sowie die Problematik einer »Selbstdomestikation« des Menschen. Vertiefende Betrachtungen über die Beziehungen zwischen Haustier, Mensch und Umwelt runden dieses für einen großen Leserkreis interessante Werk ab.
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Backyard Poultry Naturally

A Complete Guide to Raising Chickens and Ducks Naturally

Author: Alanna Moore

Publisher: Acres USA

ISBN: 9781601730046

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 135

View: 4092

Backyard Poultry Naturally answers questions from housing to feeding, from selection to breeding, from pets to production, and from the best lookers to the best layers. This book covers everything the backyard farmer needs to know about poutlry husbandry - including preventative and curative herbal medicines and homeopathics. Backyard Poultry Naturally is an excellent resource - entertaining and informative, and will appeal to amateur and avid poultry farmers alike. Australian Alanna Moore has taken her own extensive experience of herbal medicine and backyard poultry farming Down Under and used it to produce a very compact and readable reference invaluable to people around the world.
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Field Guide to Appropriate Technology

Author: Barrett Hazeltine,Christopher Bull

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123351855

Category: Religion

Page: 874

View: 7086

Those committed to helping economically disadvantaged people in less developed communities will find all the information they need to provide basic needs such as water systems, food sources, medical supplies and anything else that enables a community to learn to sustain itself successfully.
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