A quirky book for those quirky people who are not put off by the prospect of a bit of duck poo in the backyard. Helen Putland is one of those people; she learnt from first principles how to keep a few ducks both for pleasure and sometimes a little profit. This easy, practical handbook covers various breeds of ducks which are typically kept by small breeders. It tells how to feed, house and breed ducks, and also how to keep them clean and provide swimming areas for these fascinating birds.
It includes such relevant information as whether or not it is possible to keep ducks with hens, or ducks with geese. There is also sensible information about ensuring a happy relationship between your ducks and your garden. Helen's diagrams show how to build items like brooder boxes inexpensively.
Helen gives the reader enough information so that he or she can make an informed decision as to whether they are the right candidates for keeping ducks. Most readers however, will be enthused by her infectious love for these waddling creatures and want to begin duck-keeping straight away.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 1998
- 180 x 240mm