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Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks: Breeds, Care, Health Paperback – Nov 30 2000

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; 2nd Revised edition edition (Nov. 30 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158017258X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580172585
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #765,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Everything You Need to Know to Raise Ducks Successfully

This comprehensive, fully illustrated guide takes you through every step of owning ducks. An essential resource for any duck breeder, it provides the most up-to-date information on:

Individual breeds

Breeding for color varieties

Feeding and housing

Maximizing egg production

Breeding for color varieties

Showing prize-winning ducks

Health care and disease prevention

"This book is a deep and useful resource for anyone from beginner to advanced breeder and is jam-packed with information available nowhere else. This includes not only recent scientific understandings but also many insights and 'tricks' from old-time breeders that are sure to contribute to success." - D. Philip Sponenberg, D.V.M., Ph.D. American Livestock Breeds Conservancy

About the Author

Dave Holderread has raised and studied ducks for 50 years. He taught applied poultry science in Puerto Rico before he and his wife established one of the largest genetic stocks of domestic waterfowl in the world on their farm in Oregon. Their ducks have won numerous championships at regional, national, and international shows.

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