Domestic geese and ducks

a complete and authentic handbook and guide for breeders, growers and admirers of domestic geese and ducks

Author: Paul Pomeroy Ives

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ducks

Page: 372

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Domestic Geese

Author: Chris Ashton

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847972156

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Topics covered include:Breeds: their origins and characteristicsWhy keep geese? - as garden pets, for exhibition, for table birds and eggs. Management of adult stock: transport, housing, feeding, fencing, goose behaviourBreeding, incubation and rearing the goslingsCommon ailments
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The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

How To Choose Them - How To Keep Them

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472906462

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 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.
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Keeping Geese

Breeds and Management

Author: Chris Ashton

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 178500056X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 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.
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The Social Life of Greylag Geese

Author: Isabella B. R. Scheiber,Brigitte M. Weiß,Josef Hemetsberger,Kurt Kotrschal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052182270X

Category: Science

Page: 249

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The flock of greylag geese established by Konrad Lorenz in Austria in 1973 has become an influential model animal system and one of the few worldwide with complete life-history data spanning several decades. Based on the unique records of nearly 1000 free-living greylag geese, this is a synthesis of more than 20 years of behavioural research. It provides a comprehensive overview of a complex bird society, placing it in an evolutionary framework and drawing on a range of approaches, including behavioural (personality, aggression, pair bonding and clan formation), physiological, cognitive and genetic. With contributions from leading researchers, the chapters provide valuable insight into historic and recent research on the social behaviour of geese. All aspects of goose and bird sociality are discussed in the context of parallels with mammalian social organisation, making this a fascinating resource for anyone interested in integrative approaches to vertebrate social systems.
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Keeping Domestic Geese

Author: Barbara Soames

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 159

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Describes all major breeds of geese and provides a detailed guide to keeping geese that features information on selection, care and management, disease prevention, feeding, housing, and breeding.
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