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Keeping Your House Secure : poultry house

The first thing you need to make sure is to have locks on all the doors and windows of your house. And not ordinary locks, but ones that are high security and not easily broken into. You might want to combine an electric lock with a manual one combined with a chain lock, as well. The more locks you have the harder it will be to pick and the more obvious the damage if someone does accomplish breaking into it.

Most likely they will leave behind key evidence too in their struggle to break into your home, so the more… Continue reading

Raising Turkeys – Is Keeping Turkeys With Chickens A Good Idea?

You might have started raising turkeys and you are thinking of keeping turkeys with chickens, would that be a good move?

Most professional turkey growers are not open to that idea. Turkeys are highly susceptible to the Blackhead organisms. 100% mortality results if they contract the disease and they have not been protected with proper medication. A lot of chicken carry Blackhead organisms but these organisms have no apparent effect on them. One of the cardinal rules of turkey growers is avoid the practice of keeping turkeys with chickens.

What is Blackhead disease? And why is keeping turkeys with chickens… Continue reading

What You Need to Know about the Laws Keeping Chickens : laying chickens

The laws on keeping chickens vary, and should be considered, in this order:

First by city or town
Then by county (or geographical area)
Then by state (or province)
Then the Federal statute (or at the national level)

There are a few broad categories that each scale addresses and that are:

Your individual safety
The treatment and safety of the animals, i.e. chickens
The public’s safety

First and foremost, of course, is your personal safety. How are you keeping these chickens? Do you have the proper equipment, the proper housing equipment, equipment for monitoring? You’ll want to check with experienced… Continue reading

Plans For Chicken Coops – Saving Time, Money, And Hassle While Keeping Chickens

If you are on the lookout for plans for chicken coops, you are likely thinking of starting your own flock. Getting a plan will save you time, money, and hassle. It will give you everything you need to make sure your chickens stay safe, warm, and happy. When you use a pre-made plan, you are tapping into the experience other chicken farmers have gained through years of keeping a flock. There is no need to make the same mistakes they made if you can avoid it.

Using plans for chicken coops can save you time. You might have seen chicken… Continue reading

Chicken Keeping For Beginners – 4 Must Know Fundamentals That You Should Follow When Keeping Hens

Raising chickens for meat and eggs is becoming a popular practice these days. Anyone who has an ample space in the backyard can give chicken farming a try. Whether for business or for one’s own food supply, the poultry farming industry has drawn interest from different kinds of people. Some experienced poultry farmers have been magnanimous enough to share some steps in chicken keeping for beginners, which are believed to be helpful for those who are planning to get their hands on poultry farming.

If you want to raise chickens but you do not have enough knowledge about it, the… Continue reading

Keeping Backyard Chickens For Profit Or for Personal Consumption Is Not As Easy As You Think

Keeping backyard chickens for profit or for personal consumption is not as easy as you might think. You must be responsible enough to provide care and attention to your chooks especially the young. Careful planning should be made regarding your intended use for your chicken whether for personal use or mainly for organic chicken meat production or organic egg production for profit.

This will be the basis of what kind of holding places that you will construct for your chicken. If you want an organic, free-range chicken for example, you should set up a secured chicken run or holding pen.… Continue reading

Keeping Chickens in the Back Garden – Essential Housing Requirements

Keeping chickens in the back garden (or other small area) is becoming more and more popular in Europe and the United States.

As people want to do more to protect animal welfare, know more about the origin of their food, and get closer to nature, back garden chicken farming is a great way to do all three of these. If you’re thinking of joining this trend and getting a few chickens of your own, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is choosing the best housing for your new flock. After all, your chickens will be spending… Continue reading

Common Terms
Wheezer:
In colloquial terms, it’s what they call a chicken’s butt.
Wattles:
It’s similar to a chicken’s crow but instead of being on top of the head, it’s found under the neck of the chicken. It is usually red and has rubber-like flaps.
Chicken jokes
Q: What do you get when a chicken lays an egg on top of a barn?
A: An eggroll.