FIFTH EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED
SOUTH EASTON, MASS.
Entered according to Act of Congress, by
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at
Washington, D. C.
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DESIGNED AND COMPILED BY
H. A. SUMMERS
original motive in publishing this little book, was one
of self-defense, to relieve ourselves, in a measure, of
a correspondence which was becoming much too large for
the time at our disposal. After reading from fifty to
one hundred letters per day, from people, asking all
manner of questions concerning the hatching, growing and
marketing of ducks, in detail, there were not hours
enough in the twenty-four to answer them. This book was
published to send out with our machines to meet these
queries and give our patrons our method of growing,
supposing it would cover all the points in duck-culture,
but it does not as yet answer the ends. The questions
still come in far beyond our ability to