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Backyard Ducks and Geese

Author : J. C. Jeremy Hobson
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This entertaining, clearly written and well-illustrated book is essential reading for all those who want to keep ducks and geese but who only have a small amount of space at their disposal. --

The Backyard Duck Book

Author : Nyiri Murtagh
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The Backyard Duck Book is a revised edition of Nyiri Murtagh’s popular book, For the Love of Ducks, but with colour photographs of the duck breeds. It covers all aspects of duck husbandry, from selecting a breed and buying ducks to housing, breeding, feeding and health. It includes a description of each of the duck breeds currently available in Australia, the standards for each breed, their egg-laying capacity and their potential as table birds. The book also has a comprehensive section on artificial incubation of eggs that includes step-by-step instructions on how to test eggs for fertility and defects. Crossbreeding, developing your own lines and raising ducks for meat are also covered. Backyard poultry farmers, small-acre farmers and hobby farmers will find this book an enjoyable and useful reference.

A Beginner s Guide to Keeping Ducks Keeping Ducks in Your Backyard

Author : Dueep J. Singh
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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.

Barnyard in Your Backyard

Author : Gail Damerow
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When is the right time to shear a sheep? Is there a market for manure? What time of day is best to collect eggs? What is the correct way to milk a goat? What does a duck eat? Can a cow and a sheep share the same pasture? Which types of rabbits are easiest to raise? The perfect book for anyone who has ever dreamed of having that little place in the country, Barnyard in Your Backyard offers tried-and-true, expert advice on raising healthy, happy, productive farm animals: chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep, and dairy cows. Each chapter focuses on a different animal, discussing the pros and cons of raising the animal, housing and land requirements, feeding guidelines, health concerns, and a schedule for routine care. Species that are easy to raise, hardy, and companionable are profiled. First-time farmers will discover simple, clear instructions for caring for animals throughout the year, as well as guidelines for processing barnyard products such as milk, wool, and eggs. Combining practical advice from real experts, easy-to-use checklists and charts, a seasonal care calendar, and detailed black-and-white illustrations, Barnyard in Your Backyard offers a comprehensive review of the ins and outs - the tribulations and triumphs - of living with and caring for a small barnyard.

Backyard Homesteading All in One For Dummies

Author : Todd Brock
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Live a more sustainable lifestyle Historically referred to as a government program for revitalizing undesirable living areas, "homesteading" today has come to mean the pursuit of a self-sufficient lifestyle. Homesteading can include everything from keeping bees, growing vegetables, and composting to installing solar panels, creating a rain barrel, and canning your own food,—plus much more. Backyard Homesteading All-in-One For Dummies has a little bit of everything for the homesteader in all of us. It walks you through the basics of creating your own sustainable homestead and offers expert tips and tricks for making it as easy and successful as possible. Raise chickens Keep bees Compost Can and preserve This book gives you everything you need to embark on your own homesteading adventure.

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.

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Author : Gail Damerow
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Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Even with just a small plot of land, you can become more self-sufficient, save money, and enjoy healthy, delicious animal products.

Turkeys Ducks and Geese

Author : H. A. Nourse
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This special re-print edition of "Turkey Raising" by H.A. Nourse is one of the most authorative books ever written on the subject of breeding and raising turkeys, ducks and geese for meat and egg purposes in the backyard. Written in 1909, this volume sheds much light on the management of flocks of turkeys, geese and ducks, for home meat and egg production, as well as for profit. Chapters include Breeds of Turkeys, The Bronze Turkey, White Holland Turkey, Breeding Turkeys, Turkey Culture, Hatching and Rearing Turkeys, More on Rearing Turkeys, Rearing Turkeys Artificially, Turkeys on the Farm, Marketing Turkeys, Exhibiting Turkeys, Profitable Thanksgiving Turkeys, Leading Varieties of Ducks, Muscovy Ducks, Rare Varieties of Ducks, Duck Raising For Profit, Producing Market Ducks, A Profitable Duck Business, Extensive Duck Raising, Ducks on a Small Scale, Breeds of Geese, Toulouse Geese, African Geese, Embden Geese, White Chinese Geese, Buildings For Geese, Success With Geese and more. Lavishly illustrated with rare turn of the century photos and packed full of practical old fashioned know how. 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.

Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery

Author : Cheryl B. Greenacre
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Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is a practicalresource offering guidance on developing diagnostic and treatmentplans for individual companion poultry or small flocks. Organized by body system to aid in developing a differentialdiagnosis list for common presenting signs, the book provides allthe information clinicians need to effectively treat backyardpoultry. Written by experts from both the commercial poultry fieldand the companion avian field, the book provides thorough coverageof both common and less common diseases of backyard chickens,ducks, and other poultry. The book begins with introductory chapters covering generalinformation, an overview of US laws, and basic husbandry concerns,then moves into specific disease chapters organized bysystem. The book takes an individual medicine perspectivethroughout, with photographs, radiographs, and histopathologicalphotomicrographs to illustrate principles and diseases. Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is an invaluable guideto diseases and treatments for any practitioners treating backyardpoultry.

Advances in Mycoplasmataceae Research and Application 2011 Edition

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The Backyard Chicken Book

Author : H. Lee Schwanz
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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.

Creating Habitat for Backyard Birds

Author : Dale Evva Gelfand
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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.

Keeping Chickens in Your Garden

Author : Fred Hams
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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.

How to Raise Poultry

Author : Paul Ives
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How to Raise Poultry, first published in 1943, is a comprehensive guide for starting your own backyard flock of chickens, ducks, or geese for egg and/or meat production. Published during World War II to encourage "Victory gardens" and self-sufficiency, the book contains a wealth of useful information for keeping a healthy, productive flock in your own backyard. Chapters include: Getting Started; Housing and Equipment; Care and Feeding; Eggs; Breeding; Pests and Disease; Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Bantams, etc.; Helpful Hints; and What Every Poultryman Should Know. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and line drawings. Author Paul Ives was an internationally known expert on poultry, a USDA county extension agent, and an editor of poultry-related journals.

Australian Backyard Naturalist

Author : Peter Macinnis
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Peter Macinnis explores the animals that inhabit the places in which we live, from the furry to the slimy, large to tiny, and entertains readers with stories about his own adventures with Australia.s creepy crawlies and other creatures as well as collectors. and naturalists. stories from the times of first European settlement to recent times.

The Backyard Bird Lover s Guide

Author : Jan Mahnken
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Provides advice on feeding and housing birds, and offers detailed information on such types of birds as water birds, thrushes, swallows, tanagers, cardinals, towhees, sparrows, and finches

Backyard Wildlife

Author : Todd Telander
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Falcon Pocket Guide: Backyard Wildlife is a field guide to the most common and sought-after species you can find in your very own backyard. Anatomically correct illustrations and detailed descriptions about each animal's prominent physical attributes and natural habitat make it easy to identify each species. Informative and beautiful to peruse, this is the essential resource, even when you're at home. Falcon Pocket Guides are full-color, visually appealing, on-the-go guides for identifying plants and animals and learning about nature.

Epic Eggs

Author : Jennifer Sartell
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This isn't a typical egg cookbook or guide to raising chickens, Epic Eggs takes a deep dive on the eggs themselves and tells you how to raise birds that will produce the best eggs you've ever seen. It may be true that most poultry found on small homesteads or in backyards especially are viewed as pets, but they are inarguably pets with benefits--namely eggs. In Epic Eggs, homesteader and writer Jennifer Sartell looks at the eggs of the most common types of poultry you’d find in your backyard: chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, and quail. Don’t jump to conclusions! This isn’t an egg cookbook or a guide to raising poultry. Jennifer delves into the eggs themselves and explains reproductive systems, egg anatomy, and how and why different colors are distributed to egg shells. Jennifer will show you a variety breeds of birds, and what sizes, shapes, and even colors of egg they produce; from white to blue, brown, chocolate, olive, and speckled, plus heritage breeds and how to breed for specific colors. Illustrated with fantastic color photography of eggs and their birds, Epic Eggs goes on to address how to optimize living conditionsand diet for the healthiest and most-flavorful eggs, the process of grading and storing eggs, and the eternal washing debate. There’s also discussion of nutrition, baking, cooking, preserving, pickling, and dehydrating. The book ends with advice for homesteaders looking to create business plans and a section on troubleshooting.

Ducks Waterfowl

Author : Marcus Schneck
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Over 80 illustrations. Waterfowl, such as ducks, geese, and swans, are among the most familiar and well-known birds. Their seasonal migration, along with their tendency to fly, and even walk, in striking and mysterious patterns, have long been objects of study and fascination. Whistling ducks, dabbling ducks, diving ducks, and stifftails are featured, as well as snow geese, Canda geese, graylag geese, trumpeter swans, whistling swans, and mute swans. This brilliantly illustrated volume is a colorful journey into the world of waterfowl, an area that covers every continent except Antartica.


Author : Derek Zobel
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"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces ducks to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--Provided by publisher.