Raising chickens in saudi arabia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jawwad, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. jawwad

    jawwad Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 7, 2015
    Jizan saudi arabia
    Hello all, i got my male n female chickens looks like 6 weeks old.please help me with the following problems
    1.temperatures are super hot it goes up to 46 during after noon and in summers 55 digrees c.
    2.how do i get them to mate.
    3.do chickens mate with their kids, siblings parents etc
    4.most of the time i am away for work is it very important to let them free all day.
    5.i feed them rice n left overs they also eat grass n insects , wat else do i feed them..

    Folks i badly need ur help, i have never ever had a home produced egg.

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens Jawwad, it is nice to meet you. Chicks are much to young to breed at 6 weeks of age. Males will eventually be ready to mate before the females but, will attempt it anyway. Males will breed any thing siblings, parents, anything they can get too. , unless you separate them.

    Chickens do not need to run free all day long, especially if it is very hot. They would probably be happier in a very shady area. They do need lots of clean water in hot weather.

    It's good to feed chickens a grower feed made for them so it meets their nutritional needs. Do you need to protect them from animal attacks where you live? Here we have coyotes, fox, raccoons, skunks, opossum predators that love to eat chickens. Family dogs and cats will also kill them. So they have to be kept in a wire protected yard often with a top to keep hawks away

    I don't know what breed of chickens you have but, some do not start to lay eggs until 4-6 months of age. Hopefully the next responders will have more information for you.
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  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Welcome! [​IMG]

    Diva has given you some great advice.

    Water!!!!! Everywhere. Do they have shaded areas where they run for the day? A must!

    Don't worry about your rooster, he will mate when the girls are old enough. They will lay eggs around 5 to 7 months, then, if you see that the rooster is breeding them, you will have fertile eggs.

    Are you able to get chicken feed for them? If not, try and make sure they get some other grains that you may have. If you are able to get eggs, scramble them, and feed them some a couple of times a week once they start laying. Or even chicken. They need a certain amount of protien while laying..and chicken feed will have that in it. Like I said, if you can't get the feed, give them eggs or chicken twice, or three times a week.
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  5. jawwad

    jawwad Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 7, 2015
    Jizan saudi arabia
    Chickens eat egg n chicken wow i hurd this for the first time, you people are expert in chickens thanks friends it was really informative, eagerly waiting for the eggs.
  6. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 6, 2012
    I live in an area where the weather can get very hot. I use fans to help move the air around. What breeds do you have?
  7. jawwad

    jawwad Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 7, 2015
    Jizan saudi arabia
    Memphis hi, i dnt know the name of the breed but its mix color brown golden red etc, its super hot in my my place and humid too.
  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It gets very hot and humid here in Florida too and these are some of the things we do to help our chickens feel more comfortable:
    * Water, lots of fresh water and extra waterers so they don't have to go far to find it
    * Frozen water bottles put inside their waterers helps keep the drinking water cool
    * Large shallow plastic pan with 2-3" of water in it is nice, they love to stand in it (kid's swimming pools can work too if the sides aren't too tall)
    * Cool treats like grapes, melon, frozen vegetables
    * Hosing down the dirt so they can stand some place cooler
    * Natural and artificial shade. If you don't have many trees, rig up something like a tarp covered frame they can sit under.
    * Lots of ventilation in their coop and a fan set up high to move the air but not blow directly on the chickens
    * Replace glass windows and solid doors with hardware cloth openings to help with ventilation

    It can take some extra work to do all that but it's worth it to make them feel better and avoid heat-related deaths.

    Good luck to you!
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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