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There are all kinds of myths and misconceptions about what chicken will lay what kind of egg. You may have heard that the color of the chicken plays a role in the color of the egg, this is a common misconception. Below are some of the most common chickens that lay brown chicken eggs as well as the age you can expect them to begin producing. Golden Comet Chickens Golden Comet Chickens lay beautiful brown eggs and although some people believe rich in color rich in taste white eggs are just as...
Fertile Chicken Eggs For Sale | School Project Hatching Chicken Eggs Are you looking for fertile chicken eggs, fertilized quail eggs, fertile duck eggs or game bird eggs? We can help you with our high quality assortment of fertile hatching eggs. Fertile Chicken Eggs for hatching projects available year round. We carry a variety of chicken eggs for sale. You may want to consider a mix such as Rhode Island Red Chickens and Golden Comets, Americana, Sex Links and Bantams. Questions? Please call...
A DIY Brooder Box Guide for your Precious Chicks Expecting healthy and fluffy chicks is always exciting and the best way to get started is to prepare a brooder box right away. This brooder box will be essential in making sure all of your chicks stay dry and keep warm. A typical brooder box has walls so your chicks are safely contained along with a brooder lamp and a bottom surface with optional shavings. Don't forget that these chicks need to eat food to survive and drink water so be sure...
How to prevent Marek's Disease Although the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) keeps seeking ways to prevent and lower the incidences of Marek's Disease in chickens, it is quite a challenge. The virus that causes this disease, a herpes virus, wasn't even discovered until 1960. Until then, it was hard to detect what caused chickens to grow ill and killed nearly all baby chicks and the first vaccine wasn't available until 1970. Marek's Disease is very contagious, making it highly...
These Breeds Make the Best Backyard Chickens for Small Farm Owners Rediscovering The Charm of Backyard Chickens Today many people, including small farmers and hobbyists, are discovering the enjoyment of having Backyard Chickens. A backyard chicken coop was once considered a necessity and most families would have a small flock of chickens that they would raise. These birds supplied the family with fresh meat and eggs that could help them stretch their available food dollars. Extra eggs and...
Tips on Raising Backyard Chickens So suddenly you have found yourself interested in raising chickens. Or maybe this is something that you have been dreaming about for a long time now. In either case, it is extremely important to make sure that you are reading everything you can and learning everything there is to possibly know about raising chickens before you even attempt to begin. There are investment costs to consider along with a lot of hard work and sweat. Once you do get past the start...
If you need to create a science fair project you may want to think about hatching fertile chicken eggs in an incubator and documenting the results of your project day by day as well as the growth of the eggs and the chicken once it hatches. However, it will take some time to get a chicken egg to hatch, 21 days in all actually and it is a delicate project given that forgetting to take care of the egg at the proper time may result in not hatching. Given the fact that it takes time for a...
Fun Science Fair Projects If you are a parent of a child in about fourth or 5th grade, it is about time to start thinking about science fair projects. Yes, you remember those days when you made these science projects such as the volcano's, moon boxes, and a potato polarity indicator. It was an easy grade and actually was fun for a change. Below are some listings of some ideas of fun science fair projects and their descriptions. Hatching chicken eggs in an incubator-, this project is...
Whether you are in a place where you are looking to get lots of little chicks, or you are simply curious about the quality of the eggs that you receive, you might be wondering whether or not you have fertile chicken eggs. Fertile chicken eggs, which might also be called fertilized chicken eggs are often thought to be more tasty and more nutritious than eggs that are not fertilized and they can tell you a lot about the way the hens were kept. There are quite a few things that you need to keep...
What to feed pet chickens? Many are reaping the benefits of keeping chickens for pets. Fresh eggs daily, pests kept to a minimum, and the fact that chickens are naturally social creatures that, once warmed up, enjoy the company of their human masters. But what most are having trouble with is figuring out what to feed their growing flock. For some, commercial products found at local feed stores may supply enough for growing hens. Many store brand foods are formulated to provide enough...
Many people enjoy raising backyard chickens out of the joy that comes with owning and chickens and because of the fresh eggs that they provide. In fact, many this form of urban farming is becoming so popular that people across the country are building chicken coops and keeping chickens in their backyards. However, chickens like any other animal or pet also are susceptible to many diseases that can occur no matter how clean you keep a chicken coop or how well the animals are looked after....
Expecting healthy and fluffy chicks is always exciting and the best way to get started is to prepare a brooder box right away. This brooder box will be essential in making sure all of your chicks stay dry and keep warm. A typical brooder box has walls so your chicks are safely contained along with a brooder lamp and a bottom surface with optional shavings. Don't forget that these chicks need to eat food to survive and drink water so be sure that your brooder has the necessary space. Starting...
How long does it take a chicken egg to hatch? If you're new to keeping chickens, or if you're thinking about starting a flock, then you'll no doubt want to find out everything you can about these amazing creatures. Not only will a flock of chickens supply you with gorgeously fresh eggs, but you will also have the opportunity to taste what real chicken tastes like, depending of course on your reasons for keeping chickens in the first place. A common misconception between people is that you...
The Benefits of Growing your Own Food in your Backyard Whether you are looking for a way to save money, be healthier, prepare for tough economical times, or simply have better tasting food, growing your own food in your backyard is a wonderful idea. There are just so many things that you could be growing on your own. You will save an incredible amount of money and you will also find that your food will taste a lot better. Since you are growing the food yourself you know that you are safe...
If you have decided that you would like to try your hand at hatching and raising chickens, then there are some things to know to allow you to choose the best eggs for hatching, as well as the best chickens. Since you cannot find eggs that are fertile in your local grocery store, you need to seek out either a poultry farm or chicken hatchery. Make sure that you get all of the eggs you require from the same place, so that disease doesn't spread between eggs and chicks. If you get to choose the...
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