Building Chicken Coops Guide Review
Blog / 05/25/2013

Building Chicken Coops Guide Review Building Chicken Coops Guide is more than just a manual. This is your sword and shield to protecting your-chickens, giving them a home, and allowing your business to prosper. Hens can lay over thousands of eggs in a year, which makes them great for business. However they need a home to stay in and to take care of their eggs, they need protection from predators and the harsh weather. This manual is the best solution for this. In this book, you will learn how to build a chicken-coop and you’ll do it efficiently even if you’ve no experience. There’s no point in buying pre-designed-coops – you still have to assemble them so it’s like buying materials but at highly inflated prices. This manual takes those high costs away and instead shows you how you can construct it quickly, efficiently, and affordably. Pros: You’ll learn its 5 essential features, the 18 essential tips you need to know prior to construction, and the different amenities you will need for a chicken-coop/run. There are specific instructions to keep your-chickens safe from harsh weather, predators, and how to keep them comfortable in their new home. The manual is a…

Raising Chickens: Pros and Cons
Blog / 04/15/2013

Raising Chickens: Pros and Cons   There are so many reasons why someone would want or wouldn’t want a chicken in their backyard. There are debates about it and here are some: Pros 1. Costs incredibly cheap. When we say cheap, not only does the chicken itself count but also the maintenance of it all. Compared to keeping a dog or a cat for a pet, it is much cheaper to take care of a number of chickens most likely because they are not choosy when it comes to food. You can feed them scraps and table leftovers and they will happily gobble it up. With as little as $2 a day, you can spend on a bunch of layer mash. 2. You can get something from them. Eggs. Meat. Ornament. Who wouldn’t want it? In terms of eggs, it is seldom that you encounter a chicken that can’t lay eggs. It is a good source of iron, which is good for the brain. You could either sell these eggs or keep them in your fridge. With meat, every part of a chicken can be eaten. Yes, every. In cases of those who don’t want to see their chickens go…

Raising the Not So Grown up Chickens
Blog / 01/27/2013

Raising the Not So Grown up Chickens   As the chicks get older, they would require less maintenance. Meaning, there are still some things to take care of but it’s less delicate than when dealing with babies. There are quite a few differences between taking care of newly hatched chicks and those that are like 2 weeks up to a month old. These are the chicks that already have prominent feathers and their bodies are bigger compared than when they were quite smaller. These are also the chicks that you bought from hatcheries. The basic needs are still important like food, water, comfort, and warmth. Those four essentials can never be taken away from the list even if they are already old enough to lay eggs. The list remains the same, although, now that they are more grown up, their needs have increased. Their appetite and hunger increases, their need for space increases, their need for water increases. Everything about them increases. Thus, you should make proper adjustments and see to it that every matter is taken care of. Unlike in their early stages, water must be boiled or otherwise, sterilized for ensuring that the water they drink is safe…

Gathering the Right Materials before Building the Pen
Blog / 01/16/2013

Gathering the Right Materials before Building the Pen   Being a starter in the world of raising chickens, one of the important thing you should consider and is also necessary is the fact that you can protect your raised chickens without even being on a shot-gun watch for 24 hours every waking day; that is why you have to build a pen that will last for a very long period of time. Before building, planning and gathering is the very first step. Location is the first thing to consider. Do you live in a rural or in an urban area? Your answer will depend on the chickens you can keep. Usually in rural communities, the number of livestock you want can be unlimited but when in urban settings, raising chickens can have restrictions regarding its number. Or sometimes, they are totally banned. Another thing is the kind of chicken that you are planning to raise. If they weigh heavier, this will be an advantage because this kind of status will make it more difficult for them to fly away. A simple wire and post design pen can be used. But in most instances chickens are more prone to flying away….

Raising Tips: Gearing up for Chickens
Blog / 11/12/2012

Raising Tips: Gearing up for Chickens   Certain equipments must already be present upon the arrival of the chickens in your own backyard. You have to be geared up before presenting your not so baby chicks outside the world. The transition period can be quite stressful therefore being prepared can help you rid of half of the stress. You have to purchase a lot of items for your chicks to stay comfortable from where they would lay. You need to pamper them so that when selling or butchering day comes, there are no regrets. 1. Food Without this, who will live? The food you will give will entirely depend on the kind of chicken that you have. But to sum it up, just give something that is “complete”. It must contain the right food substance that your chickens will need like carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and minerals and if the budget can still take it, buy them vitamins. There are two kinds of feeds: conventional and organic. Either of the two can be purchased online or at an agricultural poultry store. If the time has come for your chickens to lay eggs or is about 20 weeks old, purchase a layer…

Important Information on Feeding Raised Chickens
Blog / 09/07/2012

Important Information on Feeding Raised Chickens   Chickens can eat almost everything from meat to vegetables. You can give them dog food and they’ll peck it with full gusto. You can give them pig food and they’ll eat it without hesitation. Chickens are cleaners of garbage tidbits. They can even wipe out every insect, worm, or anything little and more vulnerable than they are. The good thing about raising chickens in your backyard is that it needs no feeding qualifications other than vitamins and boosters. Grains can also be fed to your chickens. Scraps of food bits and peelings can also be fed. You see, feeding isn’t that hard for as long as you save some of those leftovers for your poultry to feed on. Chickens are also intelligent for they know when the bucket of treats is ready for lunch. You can feed your chicken in many ways. You can either put it in a container that is big enough to accommodate their number during mealtime. Scattering their food isn’t also a bad idea without the worry that it will go to waste and remain scattered. Bones with tiny bits of meat are also their favorite. Now, when it…

Raising Tips: How to Choose a Chicken Breed
Blog / 08/11/2012

Raising Tips: How to Choose a Chicken Breed   Chickens are wonderful animals. They are like the coconut. You see, the coconut can be used in many ways- from the leaves to the roots. In more ways than one, chickens are bred and raised because it entails a lot of benefits. In Asian countries, chickens can be eaten from beak down to its funny-looking feet. Thus, making it one of the sought after poultry products in the animal community. Yet, chickens aren’t used only for food but for ornamental purposes. It all depends on the owner of the poultry farm if he’s going to raise chickens for food or for exhibition. Whatever the purpose is for these critters, you can settle on one simple question…what breed should you get? There are actually four ideas to consider when choosing a breed– egg production only, eggs and meat combined, exhibition, and meat only. Aside from these four, people also account chickens as a hobby and they very well enjoy watching and caring for their chickens. Egg Production If you are concerned with only the eggs and are not really a fan of chicken form and features, white leghorns or Red Sex Links…

Raising Tips: Give your Chicken Treats
Blog / 03/16/2012

Raising Tips: Give your Chicken Treats   Like children and adults, chickens also need treats that will motivate them to live healthy and happy. But! Unlike children and adults, the treats for chickens are different and are more nutritious. Compared to human treats that mostly comprises of chocolates, candies, and other sweets, chicken treats are more on veggies and fruits. Yogurt is a classic favorite of them birds. They are tasty and are very good to the intestines. This is also a good source of calcium that can contribute greatly to the structure and health of the eggshell. But the most favorite and is very popular among every living chicken is the worm! They will eat it so fast and not a single evidence of it will linger. Chickens, even with puny brains, have in it the command to like or dislike a certain treat. Below are some of the things that in general, chickens will come running for. If the first one didn’t work, scratch it off then proceed to the next. Bon appetite! Apple May come in raw type or in applesauce. The seeds contain a small amount of cyanide but it’s so small that it can’t affect…

Keeping your Chicken Healthy while Raising Them
Blog / 03/05/2012

Keeping your Chicken Healthy while Raising Them   There have been thoughts on what to do with your flock daily. Raising chickens can be quite easy but also needs maintenance to keep their environment safe and clean for both your chickens and your own happiness. Some owners hesitate to do such a grueling task. But in reality it is one of the easiest works you can do to give your chickens the welcome they deserve. In this section, you’ll learn about what to do and what not to do daily. a. Keep their feed and water containers full at all times. Do not let them run out of these two essentials. They need these two things everyday to live. If you tend to leave your house for a couple of days, be sure to leave sufficient food and water so that your chickens don’t run out of their needs and will not reach the point of picking on each other. b. Clean their water canister. If their water becomes cloudy or if they sensed that it’s already dirty, they will refuse to drink it and in the long run, they will become dehydrated and eventually conjure illness and die. c….