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: 4372

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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Raising Ducks

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Fao

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ducks

Page: 70

View: 5574

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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Raising Ducks for Beginners Guide

Author: Carson Wyatt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545587508

Category:

Page: 90

View: 5598

Raising Ducks for Beginners A Guide to Raising Ducks. Are you looking for a source of meat and eggs? Do you want to try homesteading? Are you trying to figure out how to raise ducks? Then this book is for you! Ducks are a great source of meat and eggs. You'll find that ducks are easier to take care of than chickens, and they're perfect for backyard homesteading. Duck eggs are even considered to be better than chicken eggs due to their size and nutritional value. Ducks are also less aggressive and noisy than chickens, making them perfect for your backyard. You can even use the down feathers that you ducks have for down, so there's no reason to be wasteful. This book will teach you everything you need to know in order to get started on raising your own ducks for whatever purpose you choose.
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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: 3636

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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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: 8866

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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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: 2283

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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Duck Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Ducks...Naturally

Author: Lisa Steele

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989268882

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 8470

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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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: 6597

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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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: 8763

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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Ducks

Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit

Author: Cherie Langlois

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484796

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 2053

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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Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese

Author: Liz Wright

Publisher: Gaia Books

ISBN: 9781856753012

Category: Ducks

Page: 208

View: 4768

Ducks and geese make wonderful pets. Not only will they control the insects in your garden and act as handy lawn mowers and watch-animals, they will also provide you with a constant supply of fresh, delicious eggs. With information on 40 of the most popular breeds, this guide shows you how to find and care for the right one for you.
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Keeping Ducks & Geese

Author: Chris Ashton,Mike Ashton

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715331576

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 9702

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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Storey's Guide to Raising - Rabbits

Author: Bob Bennett

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 6172

Presents an overview on rabbits, and offers advice on buying, raising, caring, marketing, and showing them.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Joy of Keeping Chickens

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit

Author: Jennifer Megyesi

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1634500261

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 8554

Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers. No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.
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Gardening with Chickens

Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens

Author: Lisa Steele

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760350477

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 3479

Welcome to a world where chickens and gardens coexist! Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a unique journey through the garden. Start by planning your garden and learning strategies and tips for keeping your plants safe while they grow. Plant with purpose, choosing from a dozen plans for theme gardens such as Orange Egg Yolks or Nesting Box Herbs. Or choose a design that's filled with edibles - sharing the bounty with your family and your feathered friends. Then comes the fun part: enjoy the harvest, even let the chickens graze! Lisa's friendly writing, together with inspirational photos and illustrations, will have you rolling up your sleeves and reaching for your gardening tools. Lisa also covers a range of topics just for chicken-keepers, including: - Chickens and composting - Using chickens to aerate and till - Coop window boxes - Plants to avoid when you have chickens - Lists of the most valuable crops and herbs - Advice on how to harvest and use many of the plants - And much more! Whether you're an experienced chicken keeper, master gardener, or just getting into these two wonderful hobbies, Gardening with Chickens is an indispensable guide for a harmonious homestead.
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Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 7784

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.
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Keeping Pet Ducks

Author: Liz Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842862193

Category: Ducks as pets

Page: 64

View: 9181

Duck-keeping as a hobby is currently booming, & now more & more enthusiasts are discovering the fun of living with & caring for their own small flock of ducks. This highly illustrated book contains easily accessible advice & tips for maintaining a happy flock of ducks.
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The Practical Guide to Keeping Chickens, Ducks, Geese & Turkeys

A Directory of Poultry Breeds and how to Keep Them, with Step-by-step Techniques and More Than 650 Colour Photographs

Author: Fred Hams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780754823520

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 1711

Discusses what features to look for when purchasing poultry and provides information on feeding, hygiene, treating illness, and good husbandry practices.
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Practical Quail-keeping

Author: Sarah Barratt,Martin Barratt

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975240

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 6558

Practical Quail-keeping is a comprehensive guide for anyone who keeps quail or who is thinking about starting out. It covers all key aspects of responsible quail husbandry, and explains how to set up and equip your quail house and pens, how to care for your birds, and how to breed and raise young hatchlings through to healthy adulthood. The authors draw on their extensive experience as quail breeders to provide a unique insight into keeping these fascinating little birds. Topics covered include:Legal aspects of poultry-keeping; Feeding and watering; Protecting quail from vermin and disease; Breeding and hatching; Quail recipes. A comprehensive guide to quail-keeping that gives a unique insight into keeping these fascinating little birds, aimed at smallholders and poultry-keepers. Superbly illustrated with 140 colour photographs. Sarah and Martin Barratt are quail breeders with extensive experience.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys

Breeds, Care, Marketing

Author: Don Schrider

Publisher: Storey Books

ISBN: 9781612121499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 9181

Describes how to raise turkeys successfully, from selecting the right breeds to housing, feeding, breeding, health care, and marketing, and includes information on humane raising practices, organic certification standards, and on-farm processing guidelines.
Posted in Business & Economics