The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl by Celia Lewis

The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl by Celia Lewis

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With just a little land and available water, you can raise a variety of domestic fowl, from friendly ducks and characterful geese to guineafowl, dainty quail, placid turkeys or even peafowl. Celia Lewis’s Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl is full of practical advice, starting with how to choose the right breed.

The book covers sixty-five of the most popular domestic breeds of duck and goose in Europe and North America, helping you make informed decisions based on your environment, the personalities and temperaments of different birds, their eggs and meat, and whether you intend to breed them.

The author provides advice on housing, water, and feeding; the impact of birds on your land and on your neighbors (such as noise); and on the prevention and treatment of common ailments. She also provides brief profiles covering the history and place of origin of each breed, and appearance of males, females, and chicks—illustrated in her own lush watercolors.

Celia Lewis has created a practical guide thorough enough for a small farmer and beautiful enough to grace the coffee table of a casual enthusiast.

About the author

Celia Lewis started her art career studying life and portrait charcoal drawing with Signorina Simi in Florence. She has taken part in group, private, and national exhibitions and has won several prizes, including the 2005 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI) medal. She lives in England.

Book details

160 pages
A & C Black
Publication date
July 2012


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