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Download and read online Keeping domestic geese in PDF and EPUB 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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Download and read online Ducks and Geese in PDF and EPUB Describing the techniques he employs in the management of his own collection of domestic waterfowl, Tom Bartlett shows how easy and enjoyable it can be to keep ducks and geese successfully. He covers the difficulties involved in breeding the perfect show specimen, and comments on the wide range of breeds he has kept. Illustrated throughout with many pictures of his own birds and with sections on fencing and equipment, incubation and rearing, routine management, showing, handling, sexing and sickness, this is a thoroughly practical book for keepers of ducks and geese.
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Download and read online Modern Poultry Management in PDF and EPUB First published in 1939, this is a vintage handbook on poultry farming, with chapters on selection, breeding, feeding, housing, and more. 'Modern Poultry Management' contains a wealth of timeless, practical information and is highly recommended for modern poultry farmers and keepers. Contents include: 'important Branches of the Industry', 'Up-to-Date Methods of Poultry-keeping', 'Breeds and Crosses for General Poultry-keepers and Backyarders', 'General Management of Stock for Laying and Breeding Purposes', 'Incubation', 'Artificial and Natural', 'Rearing the Chicks', 'Feeding and General Management of Chicks from Shell to Maturity', etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with the original text and images.
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Download and read online Domestic Duck in PDF and EPUB Most domesticated ducks are descended from the wild mallard and over the centuries many different breeds have been created. They have been kept as pets, or for their ornamental value, or have been farmed for their meat, eggs and down. In The Domestic Duck, Chris and Mike Ashton explain how these breeds have been developed and how to look after them. Contents include: Breeds, their origins and characteristics; Classic ducks from all over the world; 'Designer' ducks of the twentieth century; Management of adult stock; Breeding and rearing ducklings; Common problems and ailments. Fully illustrated with over 170 black & white photographs and 35 colour photographs depicting examples of the pure breeds and all aspects of their management, this is the essential manual for all duck-keepers.
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