Domestic Duck Production

Science and Practice

Author: Peter Cherry,Trevor Raymond Morris

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845934415

Category: Nature

Page: 239

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Ducks are kept for profit in a great diversity of circumstances in both temperate and tropical climates. Outlining the biology of the domestic duck, this book provides quantitative descriptions of nutritional and environmental effects on growing and breeding ducks, as well as practical advice on husbandry, housing and management.
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World Watch List for Domestic Animal Diversity

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal diversity conservation

Page: 769

View: 7870

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Ducks

Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit

Author: Cherie Langlois

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484796

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 3434

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.
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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

View: 491

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Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery

A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners

Author: Cheryl B. Greenacre,Teresa Y. Morishita

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111840386X

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 4211

Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is a practicalresource offering guidance on developing diagnostic and treatmentplans for individual companion poultry or small flocks. Organized by body system to aid in developing a differentialdiagnosis list for common presenting signs, the book provides allthe information clinicians need to effectively treat backyardpoultry. Written by experts from both the commercial poultry fieldand the companion avian field, the book provides thorough coverageof both common and less common diseases of backyard chickens,ducks, and other poultry. The book begins with introductory chapters covering generalinformation, an overview of US laws, and basic husbandry concerns,then moves into specific disease chapters organized bysystem. The book takes an individual medicine perspectivethroughout, with photographs, radiographs, and histopathologicalphotomicrographs to illustrate principles and diseases. Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is an invaluable guideto diseases and treatments for any practitioners treating backyardpoultry.
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The BBQ Queens' Big Book of BBQ

Author: Karen Adler,Judith Fertig

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558322974

Category: Cooking

Page: 463

View: 654

Don't let the tiaras fool you: Adler and Fertig may advocate having fun while cooking, but they are serious about barbecue. They just know that women approach barbecuing differently than men: thinking about the whole meal, how to prep efficiently, how to energize leftovers, how to get creative with their recipes. The authors present all the basics, from ingredients and equipment to technique and preparations. Then they expand the repertoire by offering a variety of marinades, sauces, sides, and more sophisticated recipes. Factor in their queenly charm and wit, and you'll have as great a time reading as you do barbecuing.
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Studying Animal Behavior

Autobiographies of the Founders

Author: Donald A. Dewsbury

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226144108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 4233

In these autobiographical essays by pioneers in the field of animal behavior, the authors discuss childhood, education, moments of discovery, and the attractions of the research that each pursued. The field of animal behavior has been interdisciplinary throughout its history, and the two psychologists and seventeen biologists in Donald Dewsbury's collection provide a fascinating assortment of backgrounds and interests. Chosen by a panel of seven distinguished animal behaviorists, the men whose essays are collected here include two Nobel Prize winners and one Pulitzer Prize winner. All provide unique accounts of the development of the field written by its original leading practitioners.
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