Storey s Guide to Raising Ducks 2nd Edition

Author: Dave Holderread
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603427456
Release Date: 2011-01-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Storey s Guide to Raising Ducks

Author: Dave Holderread
Publisher: Storey Books
ISBN: 1603426930
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Presents information on twenty-three domestic North American breeds, covering such topics as duck attributes, anatomy, behavior, colors, incubation, rearing ducklings, diet, butching, health, and guidelines for showing.

Guide to Raising Ducks

Author: Dave Holderread
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603426923
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Presents information on twenty-three domestic North American breeds, covering such topics as duck attributes, anatomy, behavior, colors, incubation, rearing ducklings, diet, butching, health, and guidelines for showing.

Storey s Guide to Raising Rabbits

Author: Bob Bennett
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603424571
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Presents an overview on rabbits, and offers advice on buying, raising, caring, marketing, and showing them.

Storey s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612128436
Release Date: 2016-07-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese

Author: Liz Wright
Publisher: Gaia Books
ISBN: 1856753018
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Ducks

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.

Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612120140
Release Date: 2013
Genre: House & Home

Presents a guide to acquiring and brooding hatchlings, covering such topics as setting up a brooder; managing water, feed, and bedding; chick development and health issues; and managing and operating the incubator.

Storey s Guide to Raising Turkeys

Author: Don Schrider
Publisher: Storey Books
ISBN: 1612121497
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603424691
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.

Keeping Ducks Geese

Author: Chris Ashton
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 0715331574
Release Date: 2009-05-30
Genre: Nature

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.

Storey s Guide to Raising Poultry 4th Edition

Author: Glenn Drowns
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603427685
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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 Davis 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.

Ducks

Author: Cherie Langlois
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 9781935484790
Release Date: 2011-05-03
Genre: Nature

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.

Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey S Guide to Raising
ISBN: 161212934X
Release Date: 2017-12-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow's comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You'll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and meat, and recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative. New color photos and illustration provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.

Storey s Guide to Raising Meat Goats 2nd Edition

Author: Maggie Sayer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603422390
Release Date: 2010-12-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Discover how raising your own meat goats can be a fun and profitable endeavor. Offering plenty of tips for creating an economically viable operation and identifying niche markets for your products, Storey’s Guide to Raising Meat Goats shows you how to care for a thriving and productive herd full of healthy and happy animals.