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The Resource The illustrated guide to ducks and geese and other domestic fowl : how to choose them, how to keep them, [Celia Lewis]

The illustrated guide to ducks and geese and other domestic fowl : how to choose them, how to keep them, [Celia Lewis]

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The illustrated guide to ducks and geese and other domestic fowl : how to choose them, how to keep them
Title
The illustrated guide to ducks and geese and other domestic fowl
Title remainder
how to choose them, how to keep them
Statement of responsibility
[Celia Lewis]
Title variation
Ducks and geese and other domestic fowl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Celia
Dewey number
636.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poultry
  • Poultry
Label
The illustrated guide to ducks and geese and other domestic fowl : how to choose them, how to keep them, [Celia Lewis]
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Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Feathers -- How to make a quill pen -- Eggs -- Breeding -- Using a broody -- Using an incubator -- The rearing pen -- Ducks -- Introduction -- Housing and fencing -- Feeding -- Water -- Breeding -- Parts of a duck -- Duck breed profiles -- Geese -- Introduction -- Housing and fencing -- Feeding -- Breeding -- Parts of a goose -- Goose breed profiles -- Guineafowl -- Introduction -- Housing and fencing -- Feeding -- Breeding -- Parts of a guineafowl -- Peafowl -- Introduction -- Housing and fencing -- Feeding -- Breeding -- How to catch a peacock -- Parts of a peacock -- Quail -- Introduction -- Housing and fencing -- Feeding -- Breeding -- Parts of a quail -- Turkeys -- Introduction -- Turkeyspeak -- Housing and fencing -- Feeding and water -- Breeding -- Parts of a turkey -- Turkey breed profiles -- Common ailments
Control code
000049885174
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9781408152645
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
The illustrated guide to ducks and geese and other domestic fowl : how to choose them, how to keep them, [Celia Lewis]
Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Feathers -- How to make a quill pen -- Eggs -- Breeding -- Using a broody -- Using an incubator -- The rearing pen -- Ducks -- Introduction -- Housing and fencing -- Feeding -- Water -- Breeding -- Parts of a duck -- Duck breed profiles -- Geese -- Introduction -- Housing and fencing -- Feeding -- Breeding -- Parts of a goose -- Goose breed profiles -- Guineafowl -- Introduction -- Housing and fencing -- Feeding -- Breeding -- Parts of a guineafowl -- Peafowl -- Introduction -- Housing and fencing -- Feeding -- Breeding -- How to catch a peacock -- Parts of a peacock -- Quail -- Introduction -- Housing and fencing -- Feeding -- Breeding -- Parts of a quail -- Turkeys -- Introduction -- Turkeyspeak -- Housing and fencing -- Feeding and water -- Breeding -- Parts of a turkey -- Turkey breed profiles -- Common ailments
Control code
000049885174
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9781408152645
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.

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