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Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese


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Introduction The history of ducks and geese * Why keep them? Which breeds? Choosing the right bird for you * Preserving rare breeds Getting started Equipment * Acquiring stock * Preparing for their arrival Housing your flock * Access to water * Safety and security Caring for ducks and geese Routine care * Handling * Feeding and nutrition * Eggs Hatching and rearing Special equipment * Incubation * Hatching * Care of young ducklings and goslings * Introducing newcomers Birds on show Preparation * Pure breeds * Exhibition standards Duck breeds Includes: Abacot Ranger * Indian Runner * Pekin Pommeranian * Saxony * Silver Appleyard Goose breeds Includes: Buff Back * Chinese * Roman * Sebastopol American Buff * Embden Pests and diseases Avoiding problems * Health checks All your questions answered Index

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- Expertly written and packed with practical tips and advice. - Features extensive information on over 40 duck and geese breeds. - "Greenshifting" to the country more popular than ever: Country Living magazine now has monthly circulation of approx. 200,000.

About the Author

Liz Wright has kept ducks and geese for over 20 years and currently runs a small village egg round. A keen and committed smallholder, she has been the Editor of Smallholder magazine since 1987.

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