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Our Hen House Inside Our Layers The owners of Hevelands Henhouse The perks of a Backyard flock Have you ever wondered "What came first the chicken or the egg?" Look it up in the good book --- Genesis 1:10-20 According to the bible, the chicken came first: "And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. And God said, 'Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.'" Love...
Welcome to our Backyard Chickens page The Heveland Gang We are The Hevelands My youngest daughter makes the press 12/10/09 Newspaper clipping reads: Full of Christmas spirit, Hannah Heveland wanted to give a gift from herself to other children. Hannah recently donated 11 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a public, non-profit organization that provides hair pieces to financially disadvantaged...
Meatbirds Although we raise chickens for eggs for our familys use,meatbirds are our specialty. We perfer the Cornish-X because of the rapid growth,large breasts and their quality meat. A Cornish-X can be raised from hatch in as little as 6 weeks depending on the size that fits your needs. We buy day old chicks from hatcherys and raise them in our brooder. They stay in that brooder until 4 weeks old or until they feather out. We usually buy egg layers at the same time for the kids to enjoy...
Our Brooder We start with day old chicks from Hatcherys,then raise them in our brooders. The first 2 days I start them on newspaper until they know what their food looks like. Our Chick Handlers Most often my chick handlers pick favorites Here is a mixed batch of BR,BA,RR,WR,BO Once they are feathered out they go out to the pullet condo to be raised into productive layers. We hope you liked our Brooder page,be sure to see our other pages as well. we think chickens are cool
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