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close this bookBetter Farming Series 39 - Raising Ducks 1: How to Begin (FAO, 1990, 73 p.)
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View the documentPreface
close this folderIntroduction
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View the documentWhat do you need to raise ducks?
close this folderLearning about ducks
View the documentWhere can you raise ducks?
View the documentWhat kind of ducks can you raise?
View the documentWhat can ducks eat?
View the documentHow many ducks should you raise?
View the documentHow to keep ducks safe and well
View the documentNow you must decide
close this folderHow to begin
View the documentChoosing a place to raise ducks
View the documentBuilding a shelter for your ducks
View the documentThe floor of a duck shelter
View the documentBuilding nests
close this folderThe ducks
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View the documentChoosing ducks for your flock
View the documentHow to choose good ducks
View the documentHow to tell the difference between female and male ducks
View the documentHow to handle your ducks
View the documentAfter you get your ducks
close this folderGrowing your own baby ducks
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View the documentHatching your own eggs
View the documentSetting the female duck
View the documentThe baby ducks
View the documentPutting your new baby ducks with the flock
View the documentWhen to use or sell the meat
View the documentTaking care of your ducks
View the documentFurther improvement

How to handle your ducks

117. The legs or wings of a duck can easily be hurt or even broken. So, never grab a duck by the legs or the wings.

How to grab ducks

118. To catch a duck, grasp it firmly but gently at the base of the neck.

Grab the duck by the base of its neck

119. You can also catch a duck by holding its wings against its sides with one hand on each side of its body and a thumb over each wing.

Hold the duck’s wings against its sides

120. After you have caught a duck, slide one hand under its body and hold its legs firmly.

121. Then you can rest the body of the duck on the lower part of your arm and carry it easily.

Rest the body of the duck on the lower part of your arm

122. If you have to move a duck from place to place, you can carry it in a basket or a crate with a cover.

Basket; crate

123. First, tie the legs of the duck together. Then put it gently inside and put on the cover to keep the duck from getting out.

Put the duck in the basket