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Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks (Storey's Guide to Raising)

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A perfect choice for many farmers, ducks produce eggs and meat efficiently, thrive in inclement weather, help control insect and snail populations, and they're also entertaining and beautiful. From selecting the breed that's right for you to rearing, housing, and caring for your birds, Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks provides essential advice and practical know-how you need to keep a thriving flock.

The revised and updated second edition includes:

*Expanded coverage of 23 domestic North American breeds

*Preview of natural and artificial incubation

*Revised and expanded guide to duck colors

*Up-to-date information on disease prevention and treatment

*Guidelines for showing

*Tips on rare breed conservation

Synopsis:

Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks provides vital information for anyone wanting to keep ducks. It covers everything - choosing the right breed, including rare breeds and hybrid ducks; breeding and rearing practices; feeding; butchering; and, a comprehensive resource section for both the novice and the veteran farmer. New and Expanded features include: expanded breed section; more information on facilities for ducklings, health, and disease treatment; a compendium on marketing and record keeping; section on colour genetics; and, new information on rarer breed conservation.

About the Author

Author Dave Holderread wrote Raising the Home Duck Flock for people who are interested in raising a flock but aren't sure where to begin! He is a reliable source who has raised ducks since his childhood days, and he has taught many individuals through vocational poultry programs in the United States and Puerto Rico. Dave lives in Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603426923
Author:
Holderread, Dave
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Business & Economics-Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
Medical : Veterinary Medicine - Food Animal
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks provides vital information for anyone wanting to keep ducks. It covers everything - choosing the right breed, including rare breeds and hybrid ducks; breeding and rearing practices; feeding; butchering; and, a comprehensive resource section for both the novice and the veteran farmer. New and Expanded features include: expanded breed section; more information on facilities for ducklings, health, and disease treatment; a compendium on marketing and record keeping; section on colour genetics; and, new information on rarer breed conservation.
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