your Pet Network
Free , Secure , Successful
How to raise your own chicken order
start to reserve hen chicks March - July 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
....... ask more questions when you in our
Club | Pet
Supply | PetsList
Ads | Contact
Board | Photos
Finder | Cat
Finder | Bunny
Finder | Goat
Finder | Dog
Training | Animal
Doctor | Event
Goats and grazing animals have been used for countless years as land management tools, and are
a popular alternative to the land management conventions of mowing, disking, and burning. Managed Grazing takes into account multiple levels of the environment including: vegetation types, soil types, watershed functions, plant recovery mechanisms, nutrient flow and energy cycling. All can be managed, monitored, and improved with proper management procedure. Goats have been successfully used to control vegetation for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until recently that management techniques and expertise have made planned goat grazing the most effective method for Fire Mitigation , Noxious weed abatement and safe Land Management. Goats have been called the only environmentally friendly, solar-powered, self-propelled weed-eaters that produce no fossil fuels, noise pollution or fire hazards. Goats have the
unique ability to convert overgrown and potentially fire hazardous grass, weeds, and brush into pastoral landscapes.