books on duck keeping

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books on duck keeping

Post by sbeau66 » 08 Dec 2011, 21:07

can anyone recommend a good book on rearing and keeping ducks, please

lazaf

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Post by lazaf » 30 Dec 2011, 22:42

Hi sbeau66,

You could try this book by Katie Thear which you can get from Amazon "Starting with Ducks ". It seems like a good one to start with. You can also order some duck books from your local library so if some aren;t as good then at least you haven;t forked out loads and if there is a good one then you could buy it to have around the house.

ambyglam

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Post by ambyglam » 31 Dec 2011, 01:27

Just go onto amazon and type in duck and see what comes up, because there isnt much x

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Post by nigel » 31 Dec 2011, 06:33

I really like this one

The Domestic Duck

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Post by Henwife » 31 Dec 2011, 08:52

Try the duck section of Domestic and Ornamental Fowl by Valerie Porter. 2nd hand copies are still fairly easy to come by, and it's a mine of information. Although I have done a failry drastic weed of my collection of poultry books, that one has earned it's place on the shelf.
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Post by Captain Carrot » 31 Dec 2011, 20:24

lazaf wrote:Hi sbeau66,

You could try this book by Katie Thear which you can get from Amazon "Starting with Ducks ". It seems like a good one to start with. You can also order some duck books from your local library so if some aren;t as good then at least you haven;t forked out loads and if there is a good one then you could buy it to have around the house.
Katie Thear books are alright, I have the goat and quail books, and as I recall the prices are not too bad.

I also have a couple of small National Trust books, pigs, sheep and beekeeping. The info inside is sound, but just not that much of it. I think there is also one on ducks. I remeber the books being fairly cheep so worth a look.
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