Keeping ducks and geese / Chris & Mike Ashton.
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 GeeseI shows how to select the right breed for you, what you need to get started and how to care for your b irds so that you get the best out of them from the outset.
Contents: Brief history of domesticated waterfowl -- First considerations -- Getting Started -- Geese -- Ducks -- All about eggs -- Welfare -- Using eggs and feathers.
Pages: 128; Illustrated (colour)
Poultry Book, Ducks, Drakes, Geese, Goose, Gander healthcare.
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