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Ducks

Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit

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Ducks is a fantastic overview of these entertaining and adaptable waterfowl written by hobby farmer Cherie Langlois. She expertly explains waterfowl anatomy, traits, and behavior, and proceeds by leading readers through the process of choosing the right ducks for their hobby farm. The book offers advice on housing these adaptable birds, as well as nutritional needs, various feeding options, breeding, methods for hatching, mama duck and duckling care, and more. Information on health, disease prevention, proper hygiene, recognizing symptoms of illnesses, and dealing with common maladies is also included, as well as the advantages of duck farming for those who are interested. The book concludes with appendices of endangered duck breeds and duck diseases, resources, a glossary of terms, and a complete index.
Ducks is a fantastic overview of these entertaining and adaptable waterfowl written by hobby farmer Cherie Langlois. As a zoologist, Langlois has a gift for explaining waterfowl anatomy, traits, and behavior. 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 adaptable birds that thrive in various climates and regions throughout the world, as well as nutritional needs, various feeding options, breeding, methods for hatching, mama duck and duckling 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. The book concludes with appendices of endangered duck breeds and duck diseases, resources, a glossary of terms, and a complete index.
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Weight 0.750000
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Size 6" x 9"
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