How to Make Ducks Pay; Actual, Successful Experience, Not Doubtful Theory

How to Make Ducks Pay; Actual, Successful Experience, Not Doubtful Theory : An Illustrated Guide to the Profitable Breeding of Our Modern Pekin All-White Mammoth Ducklings: Plain and Thorough Lessons for Beginners and Others Everywhere

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...to make it absolutely tight by shingling or paper. All that is necessary is to nail battens over the cracks between the boards which form the roof. The fattening sheds are used from the end of April to November I, in our latitude. In southern latitudes their use could begin earlier. In the fattening sheds, feed three times a day, morning, noon and night, 6 a.m., 12 m., and 6 p.m. Feed a mixture of corn-meal, low-grade flour, beef scraps, oyster shells and grit, and green stufi when you have it. Mix the food in these proportions: Three parts of cornmeal, one part of low-grade flour, three-quarters of a part of beef scraps with about three per centof oyster shells and grit mixed equally, then one part of green stuff, when you have it. The ducklings like the looks of the mixture better and eat more of it when the green stuff is in it to give it color. This food is given until the ducklings are ten or eleven weeks old, when they are killed. This is a rich food mixture to fatten. On a large plant, wooden pails will be found to be the best means for carrying the food to the ducks. After the food is mixed in the house, it is put into the pails, which are stacked up as shown. If the ground is level and a large number of the pails are to be transported to the ducks, a four-wheeled truck (not shown in picture) drawn by two men is the best device for wheeling them. If a smaller number of the pails are to be transported, wheelbarrows are the handiest. Wooden pails are cheaper than galvanized iron and they are better because they may be nested when empty and a lot of them carried by one man. Metal pails might be nested but their combined weight on the arms of the operator would be very tiresome. The secret of feeding properly this fattening mixture...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236949463
  • 9781236949462
  • 2,255,740