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Keeping Ducks Geese

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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.

The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

Author : Celia Lewis
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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.

Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese

Author : Liz Wright
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Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese provides a comprehensive overview of care and feeding requirements and all necessary equipment for keeping these popular and easy-to-maintain animals as pets. The all-inclusive guide provides extensive identification sections of 26 duck and 13 goose breeds and outlines how to incubate, hatch, and care for new ducklings and goslings. The author, an expert on ducks and geese, explains how to enter your purebred pet into a show, how to prepare the animal for competition, and identifies some of the standards that judges may be looking for when examining these beautiful birds. The eye-catching photography provides an up-close look at these lively animals throughout the text. If you or someone you know is a waterfowl parent, or might be looking to become one, Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese is the ultimate resource for providing a feathered friend with the best possible care to ensure health and happiness.

Keeping Ducks and Geese

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Storey s Guide to Raising Poultry 4th Edition

Author : Glenn Drowns
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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.

Keeping Ducks Geese and Turkeys

Author : John Walters
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Ducks and Geese

Author : Harry M. Lamon
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This publication by Harry M. Lamon and Rob R. Slocum, both Poultrymen at the Bureau of Animal Industry at the United States Department of Agriculture, was originally published in 1922. It contains numerous photographs of various breeds of ducks and geese and is intended to give an insight into the workings of the poultry industry. Included in this work is also a brand new introduction on the history and methods of poultry farming. The following passage is an extract from the book's preface: 'Of all lines of poultry keeping, duck raising is unique in that it lends itself to the greatest degree of specialization and intensification along lines which are purely commercial. On a comparatively small area thousands of ducklings can be reared and marketed yearly. The call for information concerning the methods used by these commercial duck raisers has been considerable, and since such information is not available in complete concise form the present book has been prepared partly to furnish just this information.'

Duck Keeping on Money Making Lines

Author : W Powell-Owen
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This special re-print edition of the W. Powell-Owen's book "Duck Keeping Along Money Making Lines" is a complete guide to raising ducks for eggs, meat or exhibition for profit, as well as Geese, Turkeys and Guinea Fowl. Written in 1918, this classic English text on poultry contains the basics of raising ducks and other waterowl and poultry, be it for eggs, for meat purposes or for pleasure. Included are all the basic elements of breed selection, coops and other forms of housing, how to hatch eggs, care of young chicks and much more. The text is specifically written from the standpoint of making money from ducks, geese and turkey raising. Some of the topics covered include All About Ducks, Duck Housing, Hatching Duck Eggs, Rearing Ducklings, Rearing Ducks For Meat, Feeding Ducks, Duck Health, Breeds of Domestic Ducks and much more, along with special sections on Geese, Turkeys and Guinea Fowl. In our opinion, this is one of the best classic books on the subject of keeping ducks and others for profit. 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.

Keeping Ducks Geese

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The Practical Guide to Keeping Chickens Ducks Geese and Turkeys

Author : Fred Hams
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Discusses what features to look for when purchasing poultry and provides information on feeding, hygiene, treating illness, and good husbandry practices.

How to Make 50 a Year by Keeping Ducks Also the Breeding and Management of the Most Useful Varieties of Geese

Author : Henry Digby
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

How to Make 50 a Year by Keeping Ducks

Author : Henry Digby
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Excerpt from How to Make 50 a Year by Keeping Ducks: Also, the Breeding and Management of the Most Useful Varieties of Geese The primary object I have in view in compiling the treatise - as the title conveys - is to show How to make 50 a year by keeping ducks, and also how to augment that income by breeding geese. I have, consequently, dealt only in my work with those varieties of ducks which I con sider best fitted to accomplish the object to be achieved. The breeding and rearing of ducks, both for exhibition and market, are minutely treated of, the reader being put into possession of all that it is necessary to know in order with ease and confidence to put the theory I propound into successful practice. Up to the time of writing this book no attempt had been made to draw up standards of perfection for waterfowl; on the ground that the birds were generally judged by weight. Admittedly, size, 12a, weight, is an important point in the most useful varieties of ducks and geese. At the same time there are many more equally important points to be considered. The numerous enquiries I have had from beginners, concerning this matter, convince me that a scale of points would be beneficial, especially to young fanciers. In con sequence of this I have drawn up standards of excellence for the varieties on which I have written, and, with the assistance of several members of the Waterfowl Club, I am here able to place before my readers recognised standards and scales of points, which I feel sure will be welcomed bv, and be a boon to, waterfowl fanciers generally. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Raising Chickens For Dummies

Author : Kimberley Willis
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Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place! This new edition of Raising Chickens For Dummies provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping chickens in your backyard. Inside, you'll find hands-on, easy-to-follow instructions on choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing for your birds, feeding your chickens for optimal health, combating laying issues, controlling pests and predators, optimizing egg production, and much more. Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular—and growing—pastime. If you're interested in keeping chickens as pets or as a source for eggs, Raising Chickens For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations of everything you need to know to about caring for chickens. Inside, you'll learn about basic chicken biology, breeds, and behavior, which chicken breed is best for you, how many you need, ways to spot healthy chickens, how to build a chicken coop, best practices for mating your chickens, how to incubate eggs, how to hatch and nurture chicks, manage laying hens, collect and store eggs, and butcher meat birds. Offers practical advice on choosing and purchasing chickens Helps you construct the right housing for your chickens Provides tips on feeding and caring for your chickens Includes top tips for raising healthy chickens Whether you're a first-time poulterer or you've been raising chickens for years, this comprehensive guide provides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard. Raising Chickens For Dummies (9781119675921) was previously published as Raising Chickens For Dummies (9781118982785). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Choosing Keeping Ducks and Geese

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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.

A Guide to Keeping Ducks A Collection of Articles on Housing Breeding Feeding Rearing and Many Other Aspects of Duck Keeping

Author : Various Authors
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"A Guide to Keeping Ducks" contains information on the methods and equipment of the poultry farmer. It is intended to illustrate the main aspects of duck breeding and serves as a guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject. Highly recommended for modern readers with a practical interest in poultry keeping for pleasure or for profit. Contents include: “Domestic Geese And Ducks - Paul Ives”, “The Aylesbury Duck”, “Ducks And Duck Breeding - Charles Roscoe”, “Feeding For Egg Production”, “Ducks Breeding Rearing And Management - Reginald Appleyard”, “Housing Adult Stock”, “Ducks Geese And Turkeys - L C Turnill”, “Housing The Duck”, “Natural And Artificial Duck Culture - James Rankin”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on poultry farming.

How to Make Money by Keeping Ducks

Author : Henry Huddersfield Digby
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This special re-print edition of Henry Digby's book is a guide to raising ducks for pleasure and profit. Written in 1897 by one of the greatest British waterfowl entrepreneurs of the 19th Century, this classic text on ducks and geese sheds light on age old techniques of managing waterfowl for meat and profit. 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.

Ducks Geese and Turkeys A Collection of Articles on the Methods and Equipment of Poultry Keeping

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This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "Ducks, Geese and Turkeys - A Collection of Articles on the Methods and Equipment of Poultry Keeping" contains information on the poultry business. It is intended to illustrate aspects of poultry farming and serves as a guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and understand the field in its historical context. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Modern Homesteader s Guide to Keeping Geese

Author : Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
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While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as “security” over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading companion. The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese covers everything you need to know to raise geese, including: Profiles of breeds and how to select the best one for your needs • How to “imprint” goslings on a person • Feeding, housing, animal health, and cold weather care • Using geese for weed control, soil improvement, and as “watch geese” • Cooking with goose eggs and meat Additional coverage includes a look at the rich history of geese on farms in North America and Europe that will enhance any goose keeper’s enjoyment of these intelligent and unique birds. This practical guide is a must-have essential for the kitchen table of homesteaders, small farmers, permaculturists, and professional farmers looking to add the power of geese to their land. Kirsten Lie-Nielsen has been raising geese for most of her life. She writes about homesteading and farming for Grit, Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry, and She and her partner’s experiences farming, raising animals, and restoring a 200-year-old farm in Liberty, Maine, are chronicled at

The Complete Guide to Keeping Chickens Ducks Geese Turkeys

Author : Fred Hams
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