The Backyard Duck Book is a revised edition of Nyiri Murtaghas popular book, For the Love of Ducks, but with colour photographs of the duck breeds. It covers all aspects of duck husbandry, from selecting a breed and buying ducks to housing, breeding, feeding and health. It includes a description of each of the duck breeds currently available in Australia, the standards for each breed, their egg-laying capacity and their potential as table birds. The book also has a comprehensive section on artificial incubation of eggs that includes step-by-step instructions on how to test eggs for fertility and defects. Crossbreeding, developing your own lines and raising ducks for meat are also covered. Backyard poultry farmers, small-acre farmers and hobby farmers will find this book an enjoyable and useful reference.For the Love of Ducks Nyiri Murtagh. I use still-air incubators and have done so for some years, finding them easy to operate, dependable and almost maintenance free. They come in capacities that accommodate approximately 100 eggs.
|Title||:||The Backyard Duck Book|
|Publisher||:||CSIRO PUBLISHING - 2012-06-15|