• Egg-eater
    About Chicken

    Egg-eating

    AT some stage you may have to deal with the problem of chooks becoming egg eaters. Whether it is out of boredom or because they are hungry and don’t have enough feed or need extra calcium, it is a problem that has to be dealt with quickly before others in the flock catch on. One of the best ways to reduce the potential for egg eating is to collect eggs from the nest box as often as you can, at least twice a day if possible. Eggs that are left in the nest box stand more chance of being accidentally broken by another bird; it will be then be eaten…

  • Raising Poultry

    Grow and Incubate your Own

    ONE of the most affordable and most rewarding ways to raise chickens is from chicks, incubated in your own home. But while there are bunch of joys in this process, there are also many aspects to be taken care of. What if the batch of eggs you hatch are mainly males – soon to become cockerels? And how do you prevent the high mortality rate that may accompany raising chicks? Fertile chicken eggs hatch after 21 days of incubation. This can either be done the organic and natural way – with a broody hen faithfully sitting on a clutch of eggs, keeping them warm and rotating them at least three…