A fertilized poultry egg is an egg that has been fertilized by a rooster’s sperm, resulting in the potential development of a chick. When a hen lays an egg, it can be fertilized if the egg is exposed to sperm from a rooster during the process of ovulation and fertilization. If the egg is not […]
If you suspect that one or more of your birds is sick, it is important to take action as soon as possible to try to treat the illness and prevent it from spreading to other birds. Here are some steps you can take: It is important to remember that each bird is different, and the […]
Feeding Schedule for Brown Egg Layers and Leghorns: 0-6 weeks 20-21% protein chick starter 6-10 weeks16-19% protein pullet grower 18-22 weeks at onset of egg production16-18% protein layer diet (20% layer feed is fine for free range hens.) As soon as hens begin to lay, offer oyster shell as a free choice, available at all […]
Remember, good egg layers begin with proper care when they are chicks. There is a real advantage of raising your own chicks, you control their diet, medication and everyday care. Be careful buying grown chickens from different places. Ask questions about their diet and vaccinations before you buy them. Supplies needed: 1. A chick brooder […]
Candling is a process used to examine the inside of an egg without breaking it. It involves shining a light through the egg to reveal its contents, allowing you to determine whether the egg is fertile, has a developing embryo, or is infertile. This technique can be useful for identifying eggs that are suitable for […]
On day 18 of the chicken egg incubation period, the eggs should be close to hatching. The chicks inside the eggs will have fully developed and will be using their beaks to break through the shell. This process is called pipping, and it can take several hours to a day for the chick to fully […]
It is important to keep the water in your brooder clean to ensure that your chicks have access to clean, fresh water. Here are some tips for keeping the water clean in your brooder: By following these tips, you can help ensure that your chicks have access to clean, fresh water in their brooder.
Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, is a highly contagious disease that affects birds, including chickens, ducks, and turkeys. It is caused by a type of virus known as an influenza virus, which can be transmitted through the air, through contact with infected birds, or through contact with contaminated feed or water. There are […]
In Kenya, there are a few poultry feeds that are high in protein and relatively cheap. These include: It’s worth noting that the availability and price of these feeds can vary depending on the region and time of year. It’s always a good idea to shop around and compare prices to get the best deal.
Egg production is an important industry in many countries around the world, and it has undergone significant changes in recent decades. Some of the global trends in egg production include: