Keeping Geese - Breeds and Management
|INSIDE:||160 colour photographs & 10 diagrams|
Keeping Geese is a complete guide to the domesticated goose. It shows how this intelligent bird has been absorbed into different cultures throughout history: from the taming of the Greylag and the Swan goose to the exhibition of the mighty Toulouse, the story of the goose is intimately involved in both Eastern and Western cultures.
Written from thirty years of first-hand experience of keeping, breeding and exhibiting these birds, Keeping Geese gives an insight into their habits and behaviour. Pure breeds of geese, hand-reared, are tame, responsive and intelligent. Reared well, they will give hours of interest and pleasure for life.
Covers the following and much more:
- Domestication of the goose from the wild, and development of the breeds.
- Why keep geese - as garden pets, eggs, exhibition, table birds.
- Getting started with geese.
- Understanding geese - breeds, physiology and behaviour.
- Management of adult stock.
- Breeding, incubation and rearing goslings.
- Recognizing and treating ailments.
"With thirty years of breeding experience, Chris Ashton certainly knows her stuff, and this book covers all aspects of keeping these intelligent and useful birds. It is also a practical book for both keepers and would-be keepers, with much information on keeping geese, understanding them, managing your flock, breeding and dealing with ailments. Whether you might wish to keep geese as pets, for eggs, for the table, or to protect an isolated house, Keeping Geese will help you to do so both responsibly and enjoyably."
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Home Farmer
"I have only been keeping Geese for the past 2 years and am defiantly still a novice with a lot to learn. I bought this book Keeping Geese: Breeds And Management by the Ashtons and have not been able to put it down. It is fantastic for anyone who has an interest in looking after geese properly and takes you through, step by step, every possible question you may want to ask. It has lots of very useful colour pictures and gives you lots of information about every breed so you choose the right breed to keep yourself. I keep Sebastopols and found all the information very useful. This book is a must for anyone who wants to care for their geese properly."
Review Type: Customer
Posted By: steven dace
"Illustrated with over 160 photos and diagrams, this is a comprehensive guide and very useful book."
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Landsman