Published January 1, 2007
by Read Country Books .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||52|
Read "How to Keep Laying Hens and to Rear Chickens" by W. M. Elkington available from Rakuten Kobo. This vintage book contains a detailed guide to breeding and rearing chickens, with information on different systems, con Brand: Read Books Ltd. Why do you want to keep hens? Hens can be treated as pets, as livestock, or as something in-between. How you view your hens will guide many other decisions (in egg cultivation and plans for vet care and long-term flock management, as below). BEFORE getting hens, please think about this issue carefully. KEY TIP: A hen means a female Size: KB. Although old, the information contained within this book is timeless and will be of considerable utility to the modern reader with an interest in raising laying hens. Contents include: “Accommodation”, “Breed and Strain”, “Feeding and Management”, “Breeding and Rearing”, and “Counting The Cost”/5(3). By Alexander Pushkin - " Book How To Keep Laying Hens And To Rear Chickens ", one way to help keep your hens in lay is make sure they have enough space in the coop and runa good rule of thumb is about 4 square feet in the coop and about 8 square feet in the run overcrowding will cause.
the hens produce optimum amount of eggs for the family. A heavy layer chicken will give you around 4–6 eggs per week. With this number, you can calculate how many chickens you need. Let’s say you’re a family of 4 who eat egg-based food every day. This means you’ll need to raise 4–5 hens. Welcome to my Beginners Guide to Keeping Chickens. This site should contain everything you need to know about this fantastic hobby to get you started. I have been keeping chickens for over 30 years, since I was a small child. For as long as I can remember before that, my parents used to keep 40 or so hens at the bottom of our garden. Trying to jump at the cabbage will keep your chickens busy and occupied. Protect Your Hens. You have a few options to protect your hens. You can buy chicken saddles, which are pieces of cloth, generally made from a durable, waterproof canvas, that is strapped to the hen’s back. If you use chicken saddles, be sure to regularly check underneath. There are many ways to keep a laying flock. One person's methodology doesn't always "fit" another. The commercial hen houses often flip their flocks to avoid a down time of major moulting which occurs at the month point, depending on when a bird was hatched. They've crunched the numbers and that is their decision.
It was built without nesting boxes, just roosting bars and room for food/water. They go to the bigger coop for food, water and laying eggs 99% of the time. I think I’ve collected 5 eggs all of last year from the roosting coop. I now have 7 roosters, 57 hens (8 ms to 5 ys), 6 – 12 week old chicks, 3 duck hens and 3 drakes. A hen will want to sit on eggs and hatch them out to raise the chicks and it takes around 21 days to hatch a chick so the hen won't lay from the time she sits till the chicks are at least a couple months old so if you want your egg productivity to stay up don't let your hens go broody. Keeping chickens can be a nerve racking experience, especially if you’ve never done it before – but it really is quite easy, so long as you have all the equipment, know what to expect and aren’t afraid to get up close and personal with these delightful feathered friends. How to Keep Laying Hens and to Rear Chickens by W. M. Elkington and Publisher Read Books Ltd.. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: , The print version of this textbook is ISBN: , X.