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Keeping Ducks and Geese - CHRIS ASHTON

Keeping Ducks and Geese

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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.

Introduction; Brief History; Understanding Waterfowl; Planning & Commitment; Choosing a Breed; All About Geese; Breeds of Geese; Breeds of Ducks; Where to Start and Where to Buy; Environment; Feeding; Eggs; Breeding; Welfare; Lifestyle; Useful Addresses and Further Reading; Glossary; Acknowledgments; Index.

ISBN: 9780715331576
ISBN-10: 0715331574
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st May 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 21.5  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.43