An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Backyard Ducks

Breeds, Feeding, Housing and Care, Eggs and Meat

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Pub Date 14 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 14 Feb 2023
Storey Publishing, Storey Publishing, LLC

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This inspiring introductory guide provides all the information beginners need to raise ducks successfully in the yard or on a small homestead or farm.

Ducks are quickly gaining on chickens as popular animals for the backyard homestead or small farm. They are friendly, productive, good at eating pests, remarkably healthy, and easier to raise than chickens in many ways. Plus, they are exceptionally adorable! This accessible introductory guide features original photography tracking the growth and care of a small flock of backyard ducks, and addresses everything the beginner duck keeper needs to know to be successful, including breed selection, housing, feeding, health care, understanding behavior, and egg and meat production. 
 
This inspiring introductory guide provides all the information beginners need to raise ducks successfully in the yard or on a small homestead or farm.

Ducks are quickly gaining on chickens as popular...

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ISBN 9781635865295
PRICE $16.99 (USD)
PAGES 160

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As a long time keeper of call ducks for the last 15 years, it was interesting to read this take on duck ownership. Although it is heavily written for the US market (referencing US predators and their penchance for Mail order eggs and hatchlings - which I don’t approve of), there is lots to be taken away by the potential new or existing duck keeper from this book.

There are sections on housing, diet, illness and care, breed and sex of duck choice, showing, and much more. All advice is written in a friendly non-judgemental kind of way, and it’s an easy read. In addition if bought for the bookshelf, it would provide a handy reference point for emergencies or similar.

I particularly enjoyed the little anecdotal tales peppered throughout, and the section on duck behaviour/why do they do what they do. In addition there are some lovely images, although my colour kindle version had some formatting issues which I’m sure will be resolved on publication.

4 stars, due to the bias and lack of relevance in places to the U.K. market.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for my ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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I think this is a great little book for beginners, being a beginner myself and having looked after a friend’s ducklings for a week as my vast experience I thought it covered the basics well, in plain English and had attractive pictures and easy sections to follow. Great little guide for the wannabe duck owner

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion

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