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Egg Laying Problems

Here are the top problems you may experience with laying hens and how to fix them! 1. Floor Eggs Problem: Your new layers are laying all their eggs on the floor and the eggs are getting cracked, dirty and broken. The last thing you want is your chickens eating these …

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The Chicken or The Egg?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This question has puzzled minds and made people wonder for millennia. Ancient philosophers felt that this question was a smaller version of a larger question: How did life and the universe begin? It is the original causality dilemma that can best be …

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Ancona Chickens

Uses: Exhibition. Utility: eggs. Eggs: 200 – 270 white / cream. Origin: Italy Weight: Cock: 2.7 – 2.95Kg, Hen: 2.25 – 2.5Kg. Bantam Cock: 570 – 680g, Hen: 510 – 620g. Colour: Beetle Green ground tipped with white. Useful to Know: A good layer that is an active forager. Like …

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Flying Chickens

When people think of chickens, the last thing they imagine is a bird of that size gracefully floating in the air, soaring and swooping as they glide along in the breeze. And they would be right. This does not mean, however, that chickens are completely incapable of flight. If their …

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Growth trends in camel market

THE local camel population is growing owing to a rising demand for its milk and an increase in its sacrifice during Eid-ul-Azha. The increase in exports of the desert animal to Gulf countries has also attracted livestock breeders towards camel-raising. According to the last animal census held in 2006, there …

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When Pullets Start to Lay Eggs

Summer has arrived and your spring chicks will be approaching puberty. Assuming they’ve enjoyed good food and care, the young hens, called pullets, begin laying sometime between their 16th and 24th week of age. You can anticipate the arrival of eggs soon! Discovering a hen’s first egg from your own …

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Care Tips for Healthy Hens

Raising layer hens is an investment in fresh, wholesome eggs. Your hens will perform best if they have room to live and roam, nutritious feed, fresh water, and a safe, comfortable coop to nest and roost. Your coop should have a minimum of four square feet of space per hen, …

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A quick tour of the digestive system

Mouth: It all starts here. Esophagus (Gullet): Transports food from the mouth to the stomach. Crop: A pouch in the esophagus used to store food temporarily before moving it on to the stomach. Stomach (Proventriculus/Gizzard):Principally the organ where food is broken into smaller units. It has two parts: theproventriculus for …

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How Much Feed Does a Chicken Eat?

A common question among poultry owners, especially those new to raising birds, is “How much do my birds eat, so I know how much feed to buy?”. Below are some general guidelines to go by, keeping in mind that a variety of factors, from weather to other available food sources, …

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