Duck Eggs Daily Raising Happy Healthy Ducks Naturally

Duck Eggs Daily  Raising Happy  Healthy Ducks   Naturally Author Lisa Steele
ISBN-10 0989268888
Release 2015-10-15
Pages 160
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Author Lisa Steele is one of the most trusted voices in small-flock poultry keeping. Her first book, "Fresh Eggs Daily," was all about healthy, natural care for chickens. Now comes "Duck Eggs Daily," a valuable guide to raising ducks for eggs and companionship. This is also a book for chicken keepers who want to add ducks to their flock. While ducks can live happily with chickens, ducks are different in many important ways. Steele provides an information-packed, beautifully photographed how-to for raising - and living with - happy, healthy ducks. She examines every aspect of her ducks' lives, including duck houses and pools, health care, duck behavior and blending ducks into a chicken flock. She provides a breed chart and a selection of favorite recipes using duck eggs. What's behind the fast-growing interest in raising ducks? An increasing awareness of the superior nutrition and taste of duck eggs (compared to chicken eggs) and a desire for a personal connection with the foods we feed our families. Foodies and chefs are embracing the appeal of duck eggs. And many doctors recommend duck eggs for people allergic to chicken eggs.



Gardening with Chickens

Gardening with Chickens Author Lisa Steele
ISBN-10 9780760350478
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 176
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Welcome to a world where chickens and gardens coexist! Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a unique journey through the garden. Start by planning your garden and learning strategies and tips for keeping your plants safe while they grow. Plant with purpose, choosing from a dozen plans for theme gardens such as Orange Egg Yolks or Nesting Box Herbs. Or choose a design that's filled with edibles - sharing the bounty with your family and your feathered friends. Then comes the fun part: enjoy the harvest, even let the chickens graze! Lisa's friendly writing, together with inspirational photos and illustrations, will have you rolling up your sleeves and reaching for your gardening tools. Lisa also covers a range of topics just for chicken-keepers, including: - Chickens and composting - Using chickens to aerate and till - Coop window boxes - Plants to avoid when you have chickens - Lists of the most valuable crops and herbs - Advice on how to harvest and use many of the plants - And much more! Whether you're an experienced chicken keeper, master gardener, or just getting into these two wonderful hobbies, Gardening with Chickens is an indispensable guide for a harmonious homestead.



Fresh Eggs Daily

Fresh Eggs Daily Author Lisa Steele
ISBN-10 0985562250
Release 2013
Pages 142
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Offers information on how to successfully care for and raise healthy chickens.



Storey s Guide to Raising Ducks 2nd Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Ducks  2nd Edition Author Dave Holderread
ISBN-10 9781603427456
Release 2011-01-19
Pages 336
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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.



Ducks

Ducks Author Cherie Langlois
ISBN-10 9781935484790
Release 2011-05-03
Pages 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.



Enslaved by Ducks

Enslaved by Ducks Author Bob Tarte
ISBN-10 9781565127302
Release 2004-10-01
Pages 320
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The book that Entertainment Weekly called "hilarious," Publishers Weekly declared "a true pleasure," Booklist called "heartwarming," and the Dallas Morning News praised as "rich and funny" is now available in paperback. When Bob Tarte bought a house in rural Michigan, he was counting on a tranquil haven. Then Bob married Linda. She wanted a rabbit, which seemed innocuous enough until the bunny chewed through their electrical wiring. And that was just the beginning. Before long, Bob found himself constructing cages, buying feed, clearing duck waste, and spoon-feeding a menagerie of furry and feathery residents. His life of quiet serenity vanished, and he unwittingly became a servant to a relentlessly demanding family. "They dumbfounded him, controlled and teased him, took their share of his flesh, stole his heart" (Kirkus Reviews). Whether commiserating with Bob over the fate of those who are slaves to their animals or regarding his story as a cautionary tale about the rigors of animal ownership, readers on both sides of the fence have found Tarte's story of his chaotic squawking household irresistible--and irresistibly funny.



Keeping Ducks Geese

Keeping Ducks   Geese Author Chris Ashton
ISBN-10 0715331574
Release 2009-05-30
Pages 128
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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.



Keeping Geese

Keeping Geese Author Chris Ashton
ISBN-10 9781785000560
Release 2015-05-31
Pages 192
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Keeping Geese is a complete guide to the domesticated goose. It shows how this intelligent bird has been absorbed into different cultures throughout history, from the taming of the Greylag and the Swan goose to the exhibition of the mighty Toulouse. Written from thirty years of first-hand experience of keeping, breeding and exhibiting these birds, Keeping Geese gives an insight into their habits and behaviour. Pure breeds of geese, hand-reared, are tame, responsive and intelligent and reared well, they will give hours of interest and pleasure for life. Illustrated with over 160 photographs and diagrams, this comprehensive study of geese covers the following and much more: domestication of the goose from the wild, and development of the breeds; why keep geese - as garden pets, eggs, exhibition, table birds; getting started with geese; understanding geese - breeds, physiology and behaviour; management of adult stock; breeding, incubation and rearing goslings; recognizing and treating ailments.



Indian Runner Ducks

Indian Runner Ducks Author Pauline Patterson
ISBN-10 0957697899
Release 2014-12-06
Pages 132
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Meet the Indian Runner Duck Quirky, charming and highly intelligent, Unique, upright and easily tamed... With its prolific egg laying abilities this flightless running duck will capture your heart and has the perfect temperament for anyone wanting to keep ducks as pets. This book provides a complete guide to providing the perfect environment for this extraordinary and easily trainable breed. Contains no-nonsense facts, tips and advice including: - History and origin Housing requirements Diseases and treatment Training and socialization Breeding and rearing practices Behaviour and personality Food and nutrition Indian duck egg recipes This is a complete and easy to read resource for anyone passionate about keeping Indian Runner Ducks as pets. In an easy to read fashion this book will answer all your questions, including those you never knew you had.



Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese

Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese Author Liz Wright
ISBN-10 0793806682
Release 2008
Pages 208
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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.



The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl Author Celia Lewis
ISBN-10 9781472906465
Release 2014-12-18
Pages 160
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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.



Cayuga Ducks as Pets Cayuga Duck Owners Manual Cayuga Duck Pros and Cons Care Housing Diet and Health All Included

Cayuga Ducks as Pets  Cayuga Duck Owners Manual  Cayuga Duck Pros and Cons  Care  Housing  Diet and Health All Included Author Robert Ruthersdale
ISBN-10 1910410306
Release 2014-08-06
Pages 154
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The Cayuga Duck is a gorgeous backyard duck that has been reared all over the world for its fine meat and its egg laying ability. Since this duck can lay up to 200 eggs in one season, several owners rear them mostly for a lucrative egg business. However, another attractive quality of the Cayuga Duck is its plumage. This iridescent beetle green plumage makes this duck a favorite amongst those who like having ducks in their backyard for ornamental purposes. Additionally, these ducks are a pleasure to have as pets thanks to their calm nature. Since these ducks are not noisy either, they make great pets! If you plan to bring home a Cayuga Duck, there are several things that you must keep in mind as these birds are very different from regular pets. The maintenance of ducks is important and must be given a lot of care as ducks are easily infected. These infections are also very hazardous to human health. To make sure that your flock is healthy and to also safeguard the health of your family, you must take all the necessary measures to make your home a good environment for ducks. This book takes you through all the details of duck care. This book is your one stop solution for all the queries that you may have about the health, care and even behavior of your Cayuga Duck. This book also gives you tips on making your Cayuga Duck a great investment. The author, Roland Ruthersdale is a duck lover and duck keeper.



The Ultimate Pet Duck Guidebook

The Ultimate Pet Duck Guidebook Author Kimberly Link
ISBN-10 1442172657
Release 2009-08-08
Pages 222
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The 1st edition of this book is no longer available, but the 2nd edition IS!



The Small scale Poultry Flock

The Small scale Poultry Flock Author Harvey Ussery
ISBN-10 9781603582902
Release 2011
Pages 394
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The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management) Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.



Eating on the Wild Side

Eating on the Wild Side Author Jo Robinson
ISBN-10 9780316227957
Release 2013-06-04
Pages 416
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Winner of the 2014 IACP Cookbook Award in the category of "Food Matters." The next stage in the food revolution--a radical way to select fruits and vegetables and reclaim the flavor and nutrients we've lost. Ever since farmers first planted seeds 10,000 years ago, humans have been destroying the nutritional value of their fruits and vegetables. Unwittingly, we've been selecting plants that are high in starch and sugar and low in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants for more than 400 generations. EATING ON THE WILD SIDE reveals the solution--choosing modern varieties that approach the nutritional content of wild plants but that also please the modern palate. Jo Robinson explains that many of these newly identified varieties can be found in supermarkets and farmer's market, and introduces simple, scientifically proven methods of preparation that enhance their flavor and nutrition. Based on years of scientific research and filled with food history and practical advice, EATING ON THE WILD SIDE will forever change the way we think about food.



Pekin Ducks as Pets American Pekin Duck Owner s Manual American Pekin Duck Pros and Cons Care Housing Diet and Health All Included

Pekin Ducks as Pets  American Pekin Duck Owner s Manual  American Pekin Duck Pros and Cons  Care  Housing  Diet and Health All Included Author MR Roland Ruthersdale
ISBN-10 1910410322
Release 2014-08-06
Pages 154
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The American Pekin Duck accounts for 90% of the commercially reared ducks in the United States of America. These ducks are known for their prolific egg laying abilities, laying close to 200 eggs in each season. The American Pekin Duck also produces the tastiest duck meat. Since these ducks grow fast in numbers, they are preferred by most people who rear ducks solely for commercial purposes. There is another side to these beautiful ducks. They are extremely beautiful with their creamy white and fluffy plumage. Because of their calm and peaceful nature, they also make great pets. Pekin Ducks are really friendly are known to follow their owners all around the house. They are even good companions as they love to cuddle and stay close to their owners. If you plan to bring home a American Pekin Duck, there are several things that you must keep in mind as these birds are very different from regular pets. The maintenance of ducks is important and must be given a lot of care as ducks are easily infected. These infections are also very hazardous to human health. To make sure that your flock is healthy and to also safeguard the health of your family, you must take all the necessary measures to make your home a good environment for ducks. This book takes you through all the details of duck care. This book is your one stop solution for all the queries that you may have about the health, care and even behavior of your American Pekin Duck. This book also gives you tips on making your American Pekin Duck a great investment. The author, Roland Ruthersdale, is a duck lover and duck keeper.



Chick Days

Chick Days Author Jenna Woginrich
ISBN-10 9781603427432
Release 2011-01-19
Pages 128
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Jenna Woginrich chronicles the life journey of three chickens (Amelia, Honey, and Tilda) from fluffy, newly hatched bundles to grown hens laying eggs of their own. As you watch these chickens grow, you’ll learn everything you need to know about chicken behavior, feeding, housing, and health care. This playfully informative guide will inspire you to confidently raise your own feathered flock.