Raising Ducks for Beginners Guide

Author: Carson Wyatt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545587508

Category:

Page: 90

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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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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

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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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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

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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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Beginners Guide to Making Homemade Cheese, Butter & Yogurt

Delicious Recipes Perfect for Every Beginner!

Author: Carson Wyatt

Publisher: CiJiRO Publishing via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 159

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Do you want to know how to make delicious cheese? Do you want to learn to make real butter? Are you looking to make healthy yogurt? Then this book is for you! Beginners Guide to Making Homemade Cheese, Butter & Yogurt will teach you what you need to make homemade cheese, real butter, and even healthy yogurt. Beginners Guide to Making Homemade Cheese, Butter & Yogurt will also walk you through step by step to advise you in what you need as far as ingredients and equipment is concerned to make all of the recipes easily. In this book you’ll find cheese making tips, cheese making frequently asked questions, yogurt and yogurt recipes as well homemade butter variations. There is even a cheese and butter recipe for Bacon Lovers! This amazing book will have you making your own delicious dairy products in no time at all!
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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Raising Small Animals

Everything You Need to Know about Raising Cows, Sheep, Chickens, Ducks, Rabbits, and More

Author: Carlotta Cooper

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383762

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 787

This book was written for anyone considering raising domesticated animals for family pets, producers of eggs and milk, Or a source Of humanely treated meat. You will learn how to care for chickens, from choosing the right breed to raising them for egg production. You will learn how to handle geese and ducks and information about choosing the correct breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, and selecting the right ones for egg production. You will also learn about egg incubation, maintaining poultry health, and how to raise them for meat. Other animals you will learn how to care for include rabbits, goats, sheep, dairy cows, and beef cattle. --
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A Beginner’s Guide to Poultry Farming in Your Backyard - Raising Chickens for Eggs and Food

Author: John Davidson,Dueep J. Singh

Publisher: JD-Biz Corp Publishing

ISBN: 1311659285

Category: Cooking

Page: 42

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A Beginner’s Guide to Poultry Farming in Your Backyard Raising Chickens for Eggs and Food Table of Contents Introduction It Is Just Chicken Feed Sustainable Poultry Feed Crop bound Chickens Best Natural Food for Chickens Hatching Chickens How to Make an Incubator Fresh Water Supply Nesting boxes Free Ranging Birds Dust baths and Shed Floor Covering Bumble Foot Building Your Own Chicken Coop Egg Production Raising Broilers for the Market Well Ventilated Coops Protecting chickens from Predators Conclusion The Truth about Growth Promoting Feed Author Bio Introduction Ever since man found out that it was extremely easy to have domesticated sources of food, reared right in his yard, millenniums ago, is it a wonder that poultry especially chicken farming is one of the best methods to get easy access to a good source of food for your family? There is absolutely no country in the world, except perhaps the Arctic regions, – where man has not reared ducks, chickens and other poultry for table purposes down the centuries. Apart from these being an easy source of eggs to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, you also knew that you would have a tough old rooster for dinner, when a large number of family members popped in unexpectedly, demanding sustenance. We are going to be concentrating on chicken farming, for domestic purposes in this book. You have this dream of raising chickens in your backyard. You are interested in a continuous supply of eggs, and the occasional chicken for your pot of a Sunday. Layers are those chickens, which are normally raised for egg production. The chickens which are going to go straight into the pot are called broilers. Since ancient times, human beings have been raising poultry for domestic purposes and also for marketing purposes. Poultry farming has been a part of rural life in the east down the centuries. All the kitchen waste was fed to the hens. These hens came under the 21st century poultry farming term – free ranging. That meant they were allowed to scratch about in the backyard, getting their fill of insects, worms, green vegetables, organic matter, and was it a wonder that they laid delicious, nutritious, and proteinaceous eggs? Every intelligent householder kept three or four hens depending on the size of his family, and he bought a cock from the market, when he needed chickens. Once a clutch of chickens was hatched, Cocky Locky went into the cook pot. One of the common mistakes made by new poultry farmers is buying a large number of birds, because they are not very clear about whether they want these words for home consumption or they want to trade in the eggs and poultry meat. Around 50 years ago, one of my father’s colleagues was facing this problem. He had this huge garden and backyard. He had heard about dad rearing poultry in that garden successfully. So he also wanted to experiment in this exciting new activity which would keep his family well supplied with eggs, and fresh meat. So the next time dad went visiting to his base on a tour, he asked dad the best way to raise birds without too much of a hassle. You are going to get these easy tips in the book.
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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

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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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Raising Ducks Naturally

Breeds and Care for Happy, Healthy Ducks: (Breeds, Care, Health)

Author: Emma Ashton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781719286817

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Page: 24

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Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Raising Ducks Naturally Breeds and Care for Happy, Healthy Ducks How many books have you come across till now which mention how to raise ducks naturally? Well, there are not many books and not even those books are genuine enough for you to take such a huge step and start raising ducks naturally in your backyard. Well, if you are in search of such a book which mentions the complete process and gives you the complete guidance regarding the raising up of ducks then I would suggest you get your hands down on this book. This book is the perfect as well as the complete guide for someone who wishes to breed ducks in their backyard. This book mentions the tips as well as the ways about raising ducks. If you are thinking about raising ducks naturally in your backyard, then this book is the best that you can get. There can be no book better than this. Apart from the tips, this book also mentions ways of keeping your ducks healthy and also mentions the basic differences between raising chickens and raising ducks. It tells us more about ducks and some characteristics about them which enlighten us. For a beginner who is planning to start raising up ducks in their backyard, this book is a complete gem. Since it mentions all the pros, cons and the consequences of raising the ducks naturally you will become a pro by just reading this book and then you will require no further help from anyone or take support of any other thing. This book is divided in the following chapters: Some tips about raising ducks naturally 12 things which you need to consider when raising ducks So, if ever you have made the decision about raising ducks in your backyard, then this book should be on your buying list as believe me it is going to be a big help for anyone who reads it. So, do not be late and get this book so that you can get the most out of it and be a pro at handling ducks! Download your E book "Raising Ducks Naturally: Breeds and Care for Happy, Healthy Ducks" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!
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The Complete Guide to Small-scale Farming

Everything You Need to Know about Raising Beef and Dairy Cattle, Rabbits, Ducks, and Other Small Animals

Author: Melissa Nelson

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383754

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Starting a small scale farm is the dream of Americans young and old, from those who watched the majesty of the great western farm in films during their youth to those who spent their childhood actually working on a farm. However, for many of these individuals it is a matter of logistics and cost that keeps them from realizing their dreams. Raising beef cattle, ducks, rabbits, and any other small animals such as sheep, goats, or chickens takes not only a decent amount of money to get started, but know how that doesn't come in textbooks while in school. This book was written with the intent of providing anyone who has ever wanted to start their own small scale farm the necessary resources and information needed to start raising small animals and cattle. You will learn everything you need to know to raise a wide variety of small animals. You will learn how to care for chickens, from choosing the right breed to raising them for egg production. You will learn how to handle geese and ducks, choosing the correct breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, and selecting the right ones for egg production. You will also learn about egg incubation, maintaining poultry health, and how raise them for meat. Other animals you will learn how to care for include rabbits, goats, sheep, dairy cows, and beef cattle. Small farmers and animal experts have been interviewed in detail and their responses added to this book to provide additional insight into every aspect of raising farm animals. This includes details about how to purchase, house, feed, breed, record, and butcher animals of all types as well as how to gather milk, use goats and cows for maintaining your fields, and even keeping records of births and selling babies. Everything you might need to know about raising small animals for your farm is included in this guide to provide you the first steps to raising domesticated poultry and livestock. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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The Backyard Chicken Book

A Beginner's Guide

Author: H. Lee Schwanz

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629142743

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily, a small flock takes a relatively small amount of space and is easy to manage. If yours is one of the growing number of families interested in raising chickens for eggs or meat, The Backyard Chicken Book contains all the essential information for the hatching, brooding, rearing, and managing family-sized poultry flocks. The first step in deciding on a family flock is to determine what breed may work best for your needs. For example, you can go with a laying breed such as the White Leghorn that produces top-quality eggs but provides little meat. Or, you could select a dual-purpose Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire that provides fewer eggs but much better meat. In addition to helping you select your type, this handy guide will also tell you what you need to know about: Providing housing for home poultry flocks Rearing the laying flock pullets Managing laying problems Fighting pests and disease Raising other poultry such as ducks, turkeys, geese, bantams, and guinea fowl Enhanced with full-color photos and dozens of illustrations, The Backyard Chicken Book is the perfect guide for the first-time poultry raiser.
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How to Make Ducks Pay

Actual, Successful Experience, Not Doubtful Theory : an Illustrated Guide to the Profitable Breeding of Our Modern Pekin All-white Mammoth Ducklings : Plain and Thorough Lessons for Beginners and Others Everywhere who Write for the Details and Secrets of Our Waterless Method

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ducks

Page: 136

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Haustiere - zoologisch gesehen

Author: Wolf Herre,Manfred Röhrs

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642393942

Category: Science

Page: 412

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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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10 kleine Gummienten

Author: Eric Carle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836958240

Category:

Page: 30

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Profitable Breeding of Pekin Ducks

Author: American Pekin Duck Company

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539713876

Category:

Page: 128

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This special re-print edition of the American Pekin Duck Company's "How We Make Ducks Pay" contains all the basics on raising White Pekin Ducks for pleasure, for eggs or for meat purposes. Written in 1906, this classic publication on Pekin Ducks, once also called White Peking Ducks was billed as "An Illustrated Guide to the Profitable Breeding of the Modern White Pekin Duck." The book includes "plain and thorough lessons for beginners and others everywhere" on "how to shelter, how to get plenty of fertile eggs, how to hatch them, how to brood the young, how to feed, how to fatten, how to butcher and pick them, how to buy breeding stock, how to mate and select for size and stamina" and much more. Lavishly illustrated. Undoubtedly the most authoritative book ever written solely on the Pekin Duck breed. 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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Raising Ducks for Profit

Author: Roy E. Pardee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ducks

Page: 46

View: 7394

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