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"P" Raising Ducks, Breeds Care Health, 2nd New Edition, by Dave Holderread

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  • Paper
  • Pages: 368
  • Size: 6 x 9
  • Color: Photographs and illustrations throughout


Dave Holderread provides the information you need to raise ducks successfully, covering everything from choosing the right breeds (including rare breeds and hybrid ducks) to breeding and rearing practices, feeding, housing, health care, butchering, and much more. This thoroughly revised and updated second edition includes coverage of more breeds plus expanded information on facilities for ducklings, health and disease treatment, marketing, record keeping, color genetics, and rare breed conservation.

Dave Holderread, author of Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks, has raised ducks for nearly 50 years. He and his wife have established one of the largest genetic stocks of domestic waterfowl in the world on their farm in Oregon, and their ducks have won numerous championships at regional and national shows. Holderread teaches in vocational poultry programs throughout North America.




Forward by D. Phillip Sponenberg

1.        Why Ducks?

2.       External Feathers and Behavior

3.       Choosing the Right Duck

4.       Bantam Breeds

5.       Lightweight Breeds

6.       Mediumweight Breeds

7.       Heavyweight Breeds

8.       The Importance of Preserving Rare Breeds

9.       Hybrid Ducks

10.   Understanding Duck Colors

11.   Acquiring Stock

12.   Incubation

13.   Rearing Ducklings

14.   Managing Adult Ducks

15.   Understanding Feeds

16.   Butchering

17.   Health and Physical Problems

18.   Showtime


A.      Mixing Duck Rations

B.      Symptoms of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies in Ducks

C.      Duck Recipes

D.      Using Feathers and Down

E.       Duck Breeds and Hatchery Guide

F.       Sources of Supplies and Equipment

G.       Organizations and Publications




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