Best Audience: Homesteaders and urban Farmers just starting out and those who already raise chickens and want to add Ducks to their flock
I love ducks. There’s no two ways about it. I decided one year that we should raise ducks in our little suburban yard, so I picked up Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks, 2nd Edition: Breeds, Care, Health by David Holderread expecting it to be a thorough if dry reference to help me get started.
Dave’s love of ducks and water fowl comes through in this guide. Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks, 2nd Edition: Breeds, Care, Health includes all you’d expect from a Storey Guide – loads of details on health, breeds, caring for them through all stages of life and in both small settings and larger ones. What Dave brings to the work is a warmth that feels inspiring. I was a little daunted by the idea of inviting a flock of almost-wild birds into my home and yard…and then figuring out how to manage their activities to maximize their pest-killing skills while keeping my fruits and veggies safe and keeping peace between them and my dogs and family. Dave’s experience and practicality gave me both the confidence and the know-how I needed for success.
While Life threw me a curve ball, causing me to re-home my ducks and move on, I kept Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks, 2nd Edition: Breeds, Care, Health on my bookshelf. Each time I cleared old titles to make space for new ones, I’d take it down, flip through the pages, and think about the day when I’ll have space for more ducks. I couldn’t quite part with it, and I have a feeling that’s good. It’ll be a good resource when I add a few Ducks to my Herban Farm Project!
The Bottom Line: Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks, 2nd Edition: Breeds, Care, Health has earned a place on my bookshelf for now.
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