Backyard Ducks and Geese: A Practical Guide for the Enthusiast and the Smallholder


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Backyard Ducks and Geese: A Practical Guide for the Enthusiast and the Smallholder Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: The Crowood Press Ltd Pages: 128 Illustrations and other contents: 77 colour photographs and 18 line drawings Language: English ISBN: 9781847971326 Categories: , ,

There are many reasons for keeping ducks and geese. Not only are they lovely to look at, they will entertain you with their antics and make perfect ‘pets’ for adults and children alike. Ducks will eat troublesome slugs and snails as they follow you around the garden, making ‘conversation’ as they do so. They also produce abundant eggs for eating or decorating and, if you so wished, supply you with meat for the table. Geese on the other hand are excellent lawnmowers, superb watchdogs for isolated places and are intelligent, individualistic and sociable. Both ducks and geese can be exhibited and indeed ‘showing’ is a pastime which is growing in popularity.

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Author Biography

J C Jeremy Hobson has been around poultry and livestock all his life and has been fortunate enough to create a career and lifestyle that has enabled him to indulge in all of his chosen hobbies and pastimes. Since 1976, when his first article was published, he has written over twenty books [nine of which have been published by Crowood] and, since 2002, has been a professional freelance journalist and author based in France. Jeremy writes regularly for Fancy Fowl and Smallholder and was, in 2006, elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Resident - France