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1 Introduction
1.1 Basic facts about duck keeping
1.2 Points to remember
1.3 Outline of this book
2 Breeds and breeding
2.1 Breeds and choice of breed
2.2 Breeding
2.3 Breeding stock
2.4 Maintaining a flock
3 Ducklings
3.1 Incubating eggs the natural way
3.2 Hatching eggs in an incubator
3.3 Selection in flock traits
3.4 Sexing ducklings
3.5 Caring for the ducklings
4 Duck keeping systems
4.1 Duck keeping systems - extensive or intensive
4.2 Combining duck keeping with rice cultivation
4.3 Combining ducks with fish culture
5 Housing
5.1 Night shelter
5.2 Separate laying area
5.3 Floor
5.4 Feeding troughs
5.5 Drinking water systems
5.6 The importance of water
5.7 Daily care of ducks
Daily care of ducks
6 Health care
6.1 Preventive health care
6.2 Preventive health care
6.3 Diseases
7.3 Nutrients in feed
7.4 Feed composition and requirements
7.5 Food poisoning
8 Products
8.1 Production figures and daily care
8.2 Care of eggs
8.3 Slaughtering ducks
8.4 Manure
9 Keeping farm records
9.1 Keeping records
9.2 Calculating the cost price
9.3 An example of calculating the cost price
9.4 Analysing your business over more seasons
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AD33 - Duck Keeping in the Tropics

AD33 - Duck Keeping in the Tropics

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Published by: riksanagara on Jul 12, 2011
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