Ducks, Geese, & Pheasants



Raising Ducks

A Lyon Publication
A compilation of material from the U.S. Agricultural Research Service and a commercial growing project in the Philippines. Excellent data for those interested in raising ducks.



Raising Geese

By Loyl Stromberg
A general description pamphlet of the various breeds; egg production and care, incubation, brooding and feeding.

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Raising Ducks & Geese

A Lyon Publication
Covers Duck & Geese breeds, sexing, housing, feeding and management. Incubation, brooding, feeding, watering, processing and marketing are also covered.

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Pheasants of the World Their Breeding and Management

By Keith Howman
Keith Howman is one of the world’s most successful rare Pheasant breeders. He has traveled the world championing the Pheasant’s cause. An indispensable reference book.

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Pheasant Breeding and Care

By Dr. Jean Delacour
An authoritative reference profusely illustrated. This excellent book gives Pheasant keepers detailed descriptions of every known species of ornamental Pheasants with information on shelters, runs, sanitation, feeding, breeding,and care of Pheasants.

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DUCK! There's a Goose in the House!

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This is a fascinating book on raising and keeping ducks and geese as house pets. It describes their intelligence and tenderness, how to diaper them, their care, attributes of various breeds, etc. It is full of color pictures and stories from other waterfowl pet owners. This book is an absolute must for someone wanting a duck or a goose as a pet.

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The Book of Geese

By Dave Holderread
This is another complete guide by Dave Holderread containing information on selecting breeds, behavior, incubation, raising, sexing, butchering, health, etc. The only book exclusively on geese.

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The New Duck Handbook

By Heinz-Sigurd Raethel
96 pages, 34 color pictures
A superb book written by a veterinarian and director of the Zoological Garden of Berlin, Germany. It has many detailed drawings and pictures with valuable information on domestic and ornamental (wild) ducks and their care.

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Successful Duck and Goose Raising

By Darrel Sheraw
203 pages
Good general information on waterfowl along with personal opinions and detailed advice on selecting show birds. It also has tips on material not found elsewhere such as finding wax, blown eggs, merchandising, recipes, etc.

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Nutrition and Management of Ducks

By Scott and Dean
177 pages
An excellent book for the commercial duck grower written by two scientists who spent their lives working with ducks. Some of the book is on management but the majority is on the nutritional needs of breeding and growing ducks.

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The Domestic Duck

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192 pages
A required book for anyone wanting to learn more about ducks. This book goes into great detail on the origin and evolution of the many breeds followed by wonderful color pictures. The sections on behavior, management and incubation are also very enlightening. You will definitely learn many new things in this book published in England.

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Domestic Geese

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192 pages
This is an exceptional book on domestic geese written by Chris Ashton of England. As with her book on ducks, there is a tremendous amount of little known information on the origin and development of the many goose breeds. The breed pictures are in brilliant color. Geese are very smart animals and this book gives real direction in working with them. The sections on management and breeding are also superb.

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Youth’s Guide to World of Waterfowl

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59 pages
A fantastic beginner’s book on ducks and geese. It goes from beginning to end including selection, raising and strong sections on exhibiting and showmanship. It is a work book to keep the reader actively participating and spiral bound for easy use. Great for 4H project leaders!*****************************************

Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry

By Leonard Mercia
352 pages
(Revised and Updated) Originally called "Raising Poultry the Modern Way"
Extensively revised and updated with over a 100 new pages added, includes information on selection, housing, space requirements, breeding and birthing techniques, feeding, behavior, and health concerns and remedies for illness.

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Poultry and Waterfowl Problems

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96 pages
This book covers all poultry and waterfowl disease and outlines signs, causes, prevention and treatment. Injuries, parasites, paralysis, angel wing and other problems of waterfowl are covered.

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Modern Vermin ontrol

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56 pages
Every poultry grower eventually has problems with predators. This book gives practical advice on fencing and trapping foxes, weasels, rats, owls, etc. to protect your poultry. Many good pictures to show trap sets, the predators and their tracks.

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Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks

By Dave Holderread
288 pages
(Revised and Updated) Originally called "Raising the Home Duck Flock"
Extensively revised and updated with over a 100 new pages added, "Raising Ducks" includes information on selection, housing, space requirements, breeding and birthing techniques, feeding, behavior, and health concerns and remedies for illness.

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