Category Archives: Roosters

Do I Need a Rooster?

Rooster Picture

Do I Need a Rooster?

So here’s the deal: You want to start your own backyard flock so you can have fresh eggs and meat on the table whenever you want to. And why shouldn’t you start your own flock when you have the space for it? Modern chicken data tells us that laying hens can produce an average of 200 eggs per year. Some breeds of chicken for eggssuch as theLeghorn chicken can produce a whopping 300 eggs per chicken!

Chicken Feed and Nutrition

Chicken Feed and Nutrition

Chicken feed and nutrition has evolved to become a science. As raising chickens commercially for meat and eggs have become the norm, feeds have been developed to give optimum nutrition to growing birds and depending on the purpose which they have been developed for. Like people, chickens need carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals and water to grow and develop optimal chicken health.

How to determine the sex of a chick, pullet, or adult chicken

How to determine the sex of a chick, pullet, or adult chicken

Determining the sex of chickens is of prime importance for commercial poultry farms who eliminate or cull the unwanted sex because they are not necessary for the kind of poultry production they are in.