do i have all of the right information on chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by shanezoobuild, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. shanezoobuild

    shanezoobuild Out Of The Brooder

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    I’m designing a community farm and I was wondering if you could read over my care sheet and tell me if there’s any wrong information or things you would do differently.

    Questions


    Write up
    Chicken

    Special care


    Temperament
    Roosters aggressive without breeding.
    Disease symptoms

    Cost
    Egg cost 30$ per 12
    Chick cost 5$
    Chicken cost
    Rooster cost
    Chick starter to grower feed amount 1.9lbs
    Grower to finisher 5.65lbs
    Breeding, laying and rooster amount 7.5lbs per month

    Enclosure

    Size
    2sf
    Height
    24 inches
    Fence type
    Chicken Wire
    Shelter
    Small barn
    Nest box

    Equipment
    Food, water, grit, calcium dish, nest box
    Terrain

    Dirt preferably grass

    Diet

    Feed type

    18% maintainer added calcium with roosters in pen, layer feed for egg
    Amount
    Constant
    Minerals/other

    grit
    Breeding

    Sexing

    Roosters bigger tails and comb, females more plain
    Ratio
    1-10
    Age

    Female 18 weeks, Male 16, stops at 5 year
    Season
    Yearly 14 hour lighting
    Diet
    Calcium dish
    Nest box
    12x12x14 inches
    Eggs

    Clutch size and numbers per year

    Every day 14 hour lighting
    Collecting time
    Morning
    Storing
    12 days, room temperature, 75 humidity
    Hatch time
    21
    Incubation temp
    100
    Humidity
    50%
    Candling
    Every 7 days
    Stop turning
    18
    Lock down
    70-80 %
    Move to brooder
    Dry
    Hatch rate
    Half male and half female.
    Brooder
    Size

    1 sf
    Height

    Temperature decreasing

    6 weeks
    Feed type length
    Chick starter 3 weeks (1.9lbs each)
    Chick grower 4-6 weeks (5.65lbs each)
    Chick finisher 7-18 weeks

    Special nutrients
    Grit
    Grow out pen

    Size

    3 sf
    Feed type length
    Maintainer, layer without rooster
    Butcher


    Butcher age

    16 weeks
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The fence is a little short. The flighty breeds and the young DPs can easily go over two feet with only a little motivation.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm not understanding what eggs cost $30 a dozen? is that your cost to produce eggs?

    Enclosure, you say 2 square feet--is that per bird? That's very cramped for most folks' flock.

    How many birds are you planning on keeping?

    Why are you storing eggs for 12 days at 75% humidity before incubation?

    You're planning on keeping the adult birds for five years? I'm not sure the hens will be productive that long with year round lighting.
     
  4. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Chicken wire is to keep chickens in, most people have problems with predators, so need a much more heavy duty fence.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I think that's hatching egg cost....and 2sqft for chick brooder.


    @shanezoobuild ....Very odd and hard to read outline...I see you've posted similar lists in other bird forums here since last July.

    It's not a bad start for a list of things to learn, but rather unorganized and some of the info is incorrect.
    Some of your headings require very detailed responses with many variables to take into consideration.
    Popping it all into a thread an expecting to receive all the answers is rather inconceivable, IMO.

    I suggest you use this list to start a note file for reference, and add to it as you learn what you need to do whatever you're attempting to undertake.
     

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