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.

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

Geese - Breeding, Rearing and Management


Author: Reginald Appleyard
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473341167
Category: Nature
Page: 100
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This vintage book contains a detailed guide to keeping geese. Originally intended or the beginner, general farmer and smallholder, it presents a brief outline of the different varieties of geese and the purposes they serve. It also includes helpful photographs, and practical suggestions as to rearing, breeding, selection, incubation, management, and more. Contents include: "Making a Start", "The Mating and Selection of Stock Birds", "The Hatching and Incubation of Eggs", "Distinguishing the Sexes", "The Management of Breeding Stock", "Rearing Young Stock", "Housing of Geese and Goslings", "the Marketing and Rearing of Geese", "Control of Geese", "Fattening", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with its original artwork and text.

Keeping Ducks & Geese


Author: Chris Ashton,Mike Ashton
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9780715331576
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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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 Geese shows how to select the right breed for you, what you need to get started and how to care for your birds so that you get the best out of them from the outset. A lavish lifestyle section provides recipes for using the rich eggs, family activities, duck and goose folklore, and much more.

The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese


Author: Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1771422491
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 144
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While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as “security” over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading companion. The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese covers everything you need to know to raise geese, including: Profiles of breeds and how to select the best one for your needs • How to “imprint” goslings on a person • Feeding, housing, animal health, and cold weather care • Using geese for weed control, soil improvement, and as “watch geese” • Cooking with goose eggs and meat Additional coverage includes a look at the rich history of geese on farms in North America and Europe that will enhance any goose keeper’s enjoyment of these intelligent and unique birds. This practical guide is a must-have essential for the kitchen table of homesteaders, small farmers, permaculturists, and professional farmers looking to add the power of geese to their land. Kirsten Lie-Nielsen has been raising geese for most of her life. She writes about homesteading and farming for Grit, Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry, and hobbyfarms.com. She and her partner’s experiences farming, raising animals, and restoring a 200-year-old farm in Liberty, Maine, are chronicled at hostilevalleyliving.com.

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: Nature
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.

Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese


Author: Liz Wright
Publisher: Gaia Books
ISBN: 9781856753012
Category: Ducks
Page: 208
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Ducks and geese make wonderful pets. Not only will they control the insects in your garden and act as handy lawn mowers and watch-animals, they will also provide you with a constant supply of fresh, delicious eggs. With information on 40 of the most popular breeds, this guide shows you how to find and care for the right one for you.

Guide to Raising Ducks


Author: Dave Holderread
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426922
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 356
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Presents information on twenty-three domestic North American breeds, covering such topics as duck attributes, anatomy, behavior, colors, incubation, rearing ducklings, diet, butching, health, and guidelines for showing.

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans
Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612128432
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
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More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.

The Practical Guide to Keeping Chickens, Ducks, Geese & Turkeys

A Directory of Poultry Breeds and how to Keep Them, with Step-by-step Techniques and More Than 650 Colour Photographs
Author: Fred Hams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780754823520
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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Discusses what features to look for when purchasing poultry and provides information on feeding, hygiene, treating illness, and good husbandry practices.

Guide to Ducks and Geese


Author: Chuck Hagner
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811743039
Category: Nature
Page: 116
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An easy-to-use introduction and ID guide. Includes all North American ducks and geese. With a "What to Look For" list for each species.

Ducks

Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit
Author: Cherie Langlois
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1935484796
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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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.

Keeping domestic geese


Author: Barbara Soames
Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
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.

The Backyard Duck Book

For the Love of Ducks
Author: Nyiri Murtagh
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643106510
Category: Nature
Page: 168
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The Backyard Duck Book is a revised edition of Nyiri Murtagh’s popular book, For the Love of Ducks, but with colour photographs of the duck breeds. It covers all aspects of duck husbandry, from selecting a breed and buying ducks to housing, breeding, feeding and health. It includes a description of each of the duck breeds currently available in Australia, the standards for each breed, their egg-laying capacity and their potential as table birds. The book also has a comprehensive section on artificial incubation of eggs that includes step-by-step instructions on how to test eggs for fertility and defects. Crossbreeding, developing your own lines and raising ducks for meat are also covered. Backyard poultry farmers, small-acre farmers and hobby farmers will find this book an enjoyable and useful reference.

Modern Livestock & Poultry Production


Author: Frank Flanders,James R. Gillespie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305483154
Category: Science
Page: 1152
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Designed for career and technical high school students who require competency in all phases and types of livestock production, the Ninth Edition of MODERN LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTION has been revised to include the most up-to-date, comprehensive information in the field. With coverage of basic animal science and livestock industry information as well as current issues in animal agriculture, this engaging text covers everything students need to know about livestock and poultry animals for classroom study and beyond. Through updated visual aids, real-world applications, and comprehensive study tools, the Ninth Edition provides students with a solid understand of the anatomy, physiology, nutrition, feeding, and reproduction of multiple livestock and poultry breeds. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Swan breeding and management


Author: Loyl Stromberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 95
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Poultry

A Practical Guide to the Choice, Breeding, Rearing, and Management of All Descriptions of Fowls, Turkeys, Guinea-fowls, Ducks and Geese, for Profit and Exhibition
Author: Hugh Piper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poultry
Page: 152
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Starting with Geese


Author: Katie Thear
Publisher: Broad Leys Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9780906137321
Category: Geese
Page: 96
View: 605
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