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.

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

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.

Domestic Duck and Geese in Colour


Author: Michael Roberts,Victoria Roberts
Publisher: Domestic Fowl Research
ISBN: 9780947870034
Category: Ducks
Page: 48
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This guide to domestic duck and geese has colour photographs of typical specimens of various breeds. Each breed has listed its classification, type, origin, colour variations, egg colour, characteristics, and weight, as well as faults to avoid.

Keeping Geese

Breeds and Management
Author: Chris Ashton
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 178500056X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
View: 4633

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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.

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
View: 3250

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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.

Keeping Geese

Breeds and Management
Author: Chris Ashton
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 178500056X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
View: 3902

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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.

The Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds


Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030013813X
Category: NATURE
Page: 514
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The hardy, multipurpose Dominique chickens that came to the New World with the Pilgrims and later travelled in pioneer saddlebags to help settle the West were once too numerous to count, by 1990 a mere 500 hens survived. This is but a single example of the diminishing diversity of farm animals: half of once-common livestock breeds are endangered, others are already extinct. The need to preserve farm animal diversity is increasingly urgent, says the author of this definitive book on endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. Farmyard animals may hold critical keys for our survival, Jan Dohner warns, and with each extinction, genetic traits of potentially vital importance to our agricultural future or to medical progress are forever lost. This comprehensive book features: * complete information on the history, characteristics, qualities, and traits of 138 endangered livestock breeds (goats, sheep, swine, cattle, horses, other equines) and 53 poultry breeds (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese) * where these breeds may be seen today * the degree of rarity of each breed in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada * information on feral livestock populations * 160 colour photographs and over 80 black and white photos and historical illustrations

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.

Raising geese


Author: E. S. Merritt,J. R. Aitken
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780662106944
Category: Nature
Page: 22
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Our Domestic Birds

Elementary Lessons in Aviculture
Author: John Henry Robinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cage birds
Page: 317
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The Cambridge World History of Food


Author: Kenneth F. Kiple,Kriemhild Coneè Ornelas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521402149
Category: Food
Page: 2153
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A two-volume set which traces the history of food and nutrition from the beginning of human life on earth through the present.

Fundamentals in Poultry Breeding

A Complete Guide to the Successful Breeding of American Standard Fowls, Turkeys, Ducks and Geese for Table Poultry, for Egg Production and for Exhibition
Author: John Henry Robinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poultry
Page: 158
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Treasury Decisions Under Customs and Other Laws


Author: United States. Department of the Treasury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Customs administration
Page: N.A
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1890-1926 include also Decisions of the Board of U.S. General Appraisers no. 1-9135.