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Home How to raise your own chicken        order chicken peacocks
We start to reserve hen chicks March - July 2011.   Reserve chicks or Fertilize Eggs
waiting list for Silkie(rich small eggs)/Rhond island Red(Brown)/Americana(Blue,green eggs)
$5/each less week old
$6/each 2weeks old
$8/each 3 weeks old
Customers who order chicks from us may attend an optional free workshop on raising chicks.
Before purchasing laying hens for eggs, you need to decide what you want?
If you want fresh organic eggs everyday and have fun feeding and caring for your hens you will find it worthwhile and enjoyable.
If you just want to save money when buying fresh organic eggs, then think twice before making an investment in laying hens. There is a substantial investment in time and money to build a suitable shelter and chicken run for your flock.
It takes a lot of time and work to raise healthy happy hens that lay eggs every day. In the first year you will probably pay more producing your own eggs than buying at a store.
You will however have invested a lot learning how to feed and care for your hens.
How to raise your own chickens for organic eggs?
Here are a few tips on raising your chickens in your yard:
1> Organic feeding: Organic rolled barley is good for goats and chickens as a basic feed. Once they start laying you will need to feed at least 16 percent protein Organic layer crumbles and pellets to replace the protein they put into the eggs.(Azurestandard.com)
2> Keep the drinking water fresh every day
3> Give them a lot of fresh veggies, fruit, green grass... 1lb/day/each. We recycle produce from a local grocery store that gives our chickens what they need. also we feed a lot grass from our 30 acres passture.
4> Make a sand dusting box for them so they can have a daily sand bath to get rid of fleas lice and insects.
5> Clean straw or wood shavings for bedding - at least once a week.
6> Regularly de-worm your whole flock: once a month - put lemon juice in the drinking water for 2 days will do it,
7> Do not leave feed out all the time. - after they finish eating, take the feed away so they clean and forage before the next feeding. Two reason for this: one it stops wild animals coming to eat. Second, they forage and dig for worms
8> Keep a supply of oyster shell (calcium carbonate) all the time after 5 month old so they get enough calcium for building the shells- You can give old egg shells too, but you have to grind them into very small pieces so that they can eat them and do not recognize them as eggs. otherwise they may develop the bad hobbit of eating fresh eggs. Once they taste the fresh eggs they will eat their own eggs which is not good.
9> Make sure wild birds cannot drink the drinking water and eat the feed. You need this to protect from bird diseases.
10> Make sure they have shade in their area.
11> Wash you hands very well after you take care of your chickens. Keep visitors away from the chickens. Do not let your children touch chickens without washing their hands before and immediately afterwards.
12> Clean your eggs very well before storing or using your eggs.
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