• Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

    While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as "security" over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading companion. The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese covers everything you need to know to raise geese, including: •Profiles of breeds and how to select the best one for your needs •How to "imprint" goslings on a person •Feeding, housing, animal health, and cold weather care •Using geese for weed control, soil improvement, and as "watch-geese" •Cooking with goose eggs and meat Additional coverage includes a look at the rich history of geese on farms in North America and Europe that will enhance any goose keeper's enjoyment of these intelligent and unique birds. This practical guide is a must-have essential for the kitchen table of homesteaders, small farmers, permaculturists, and professional farmers looking to add the power of geese to their land.

    Item: 8498
  • RAISING DUCKS & GEESE E-HANDBOOK

    High prices and availability are just two reasons why you should raise your own ducks and geese, but there are things you should know before you get started.

    This e-handbook guides you through the steps you need to take to raise your own ducks and geese. Chapters include:

    • Raising Ducks
    • The Kinds of Ducks
    • Sanitation
    • Starting Your Ducks
    • Raising Geese
    • Breeds of Geese
    • Goslings
    • Slaughtering and Dressing
    • Feed, Water, and Shelter Needs
    • Your Own Pond for Ducks or Geese



    In a pond or out, wild or tame, ducks and geese are some of the best, and certainly the most feed-economical, of all farm fowl to raise for meat and eggs.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

    Item: 3493
  • RAISING GAME BIRDS E-HANDBOOK

    Raising game birds can be fun, educational, profitable and even therapeutic. They also provide your table with delicious, inexpensive meals. If you've decided to try raising game birds, there are some basic rules to follow.

    This e-handbook teaches you how to buy chicks, calculate feeding costs, incubate eggs, manage your flock and slaughter the birds. Also included is a list of bird varieties, diseases and types of feed, waterers and pens to use. With this valuable resource, you can feast on wild game such as pheasant, quail and guinea. 36 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

    Item: 3487
  • STOREY'S GUIDE TO RAISING DUCKS

    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.

    Item: 4648
  • STOREY'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO POULTRY BREEDS

    More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds, the ultimate primer for farmers and fanciers alike. Admire the handsome black and white plumage of Lakenvelder roosters, read the fascinating history of the Blue Hens of Delaware, and marvel at the petite size and toylike appearance of Call ducks. And if you’re curious to know which heritage turkeys are making a comeback, look no further. This definitive guide to North American barnyard and wild fowl includes a brief history of each breed, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography that celebrates the birds’ quirky personalities and charming good looks. If it’s fowl facts and photos you want, you’ll find them all here.

    Item: 4297

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