A Guide to Chickens Food What do chickens eat? Our chickens food guide will show you what to feed chickens, as well as your options for how to feed chickens. Learn how to raise chickens in backyards and small farms for optimal self sufficiency, health and productivity. Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Chickens Chickens are production animals and so demand a … [Read more...] about What Do Chickens Eat?
How to Raise Chickens in Your Backyard or Small Farm
Chickens are indispensable to self sufficiency. Luckily raising chickens successfully is not rocket-science!
Learning how to raise chickens is simple enough that anyone can benefit from the many jobs they do, particularly in Permaculture systems.
For sure, rasing chickens is integral to self sufficiency at any scale.
Whether you are raising backyard chickens or have a small farm, we have all the right facts about chickens to help you succeed.
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Review of Different Breeds of Chickens The aspiring chook farmer is confronted with an astounding number of different breeds of chickens from which to choose.Here we review the most popular and interesting types of chickens from A to Z, with chickens pictures and useful information. We hope this overview will help you pick the breed that is right for you! Americana … [Read more...] about Types of Chickens
Care of Chickens in Small Farms and Backyards Here’s some general pointers on how to raise chickens successfully. Whether you are raising backyard chickens or rasing chickens on a small farm, there are a few fundamental principles to the proper care of chickens that you need to know. In the Permaculture facts about chickens section below, we’ll also look at how to raise … [Read more...] about How to Raise Chickens
Chicken Tractor Plans Building Chickens Coops If you’re looking for hen house plans, there are some important things you are going to need to consider to ensure that you’re making the right decision. Mobile Chicken Tractor Plans>> With all the different types of plans for chickens coops that are out there, it can get confusing over which one you should be choosing. … [Read more...] about Hen House Plans
Incubating Eggs for Raising Baby Chickens Hatching chickens artificially is both an art and a science. Successfully raising baby chickens by incubating eggs is not difficult, but does require attention to some important aspects. Here you’ll find tips for raising chickens eggs in an incubator. Artificial incubation of eggs is never as successful as using a broody hen. … [Read more...] about Hatching Chickens
Superior poultry egg incubators for sale. Australian incubator suppliers of the best and the cheapest portable, large and small egg incubators and accessories. We ship anywhere! Large Fully-Automatic Egg Incubators: We now stock commercial quality 88-egg and 264-egg fully-automatic incubators at the most competitive price in Australia. Each comes with spare fan and … [Read more...] about Poultry Egg Incubators for Sale
Best Chicken Egg Incubators for Sale in Australia Are some egg incubators better than others? What features should you look for in portable poultry/chicken incubators? Pros and Cons of Popular Portable Incubators Buying a small chicken incubator can be confusing... What incubator features have most influence on the success of your hatch? We did the research on … [Read more...] about Chicken Incubator
Are you incubating eggs? Then you should learn egg candling! Candling eggs allows you to keep track of the progress of your egg incubation. Using a special high-powered torch you can monitor many things including the egg fertility, embryo viability and moisture loss (humidity). By being able to identify and remove non-viable incubating eggs you can also avoid the risk of … [Read more...] about Egg Candling Guide for Incubating Eggs.
Thinking of keeping chickens as pets? Good move! Learning how to care for pet chickens is not much different from caring for regular chickens, which you can learn on other pages of this site. But there are some important differences too. Like… what types of chickens are most suitable? What are the most quiet chickens breeds? Which are the cutest and cuddliest? How do you … [Read more...] about Keeping Chickens as Pets Selection and Care of Pet Chickens
Chickens power Permaculture design by both the work they do and the yields they produce. You will find a useful role for chickens at any scale, whether you are establishing extensive Permaculture farming, food forests, or a small backyard Permaculture garden. So let’s look how chickens can power your Permaculture design, and how you can give them what they need in a … [Read more...] about Chicken Powered Permaculture Design for Permaculture Gardens, Farming and Food Forests
So You Don’t End Up With Lemons you only need one per dozen hens after all). Buying Chickens - Selecting Pullets A pullet is the name given to a young hen just before she commences laying. If they are advertised as “point of lay” then they should be between 16 and 18 weeks old. Laying generally commences at about 6 months of age, or 7 months for the heavy breeds. Go … [Read more...] about Buying Chickens…
Other Auto-Sexing Breeding Chickens Here's a guide to breeding black sex link chickens plus many other sex link chickens colors. Mating together specific colored rooster and hen combinations can result in hen and rooster chicks that are discernibly different in color at hatching. Such auto-sexing breeding chickens “recipes” are described below. What are the … [Read more...] about Black Sex Link Chickens
Confused by the different breeds of chickens? What are the best back yard chickens? After much research we concluded that whether you are raising chickens for eggs or chickens for meat, the best backyard chickens are the Faverolles, or that's what I USED to think.... Faverolles are very quiet chickens that are supposed to lay well, and mature rapidly to produce a … [Read more...] about Best Back Yard Chickens for All Purposes: Faverolles