How to raise chickens
Tips on how to raise friendly chickens. #friendlychickens #chickens
Dust bathing is a strange activity that chickens do. It is amusing to watch chickens do it, they dust bathe instinctively and they know how to show their keepers that they have a lot fun also while doing it. Many novice chicken keepers can get confused when they are having a look at their chickens having their dust baths for the first time, it is not unusual for novice chicken keepers to get scared for their chickens when they see them dust bathing.
Let’s talk about some of the best and most popular chicken breeds that you might want to consider including in your backyard flock! To help you narrow down the chicken choices, here is the low-down on their reputation for demeanor, heat tolerance or cold hardiness, egg color, size, and laying frequency, along with any other notable characteristics. #backyardchickens #chickens #urbanhomestead #homestead
How to keep your chicken's waterer unfrozen all winter long even in really cold weather. Chickens (and ducks) all drink a lot of water and this solution has been proven to work even in cold Montana winters. This is an excellent homesteading tip to keep your chickens healthy all winter long! Caring for backyard chickens through winter.
Interactive Treat Dispensers This is a very easy project that you can do using empty plastic containers. As much as possible choose a sturdy one, like soda bottles or a peanut butter jar. Simply drill holes that are just big enough for the chicken treats to fall through. Make sure to remove any loose plastic pieces that your chooks might accidentally ingest. Fill it with chicken feed, put the lid back on and give it to your chickens!
Do Roosters have balls? They do, in fact. Unlike many other animals, their testicles are internal. Search the term: “Caponizing chickens”. Capons were castrated roosters, much prized around the time of the Spanish conquests. Therefore, they would grow to the size of turkeys, with rich and tender meat.
How does a rooster fetilize an egg? Eggs are fertilized when a rooster mates with a hen. It’s not sex as we think of it; roosters do not have penises and hens do not have vaginas in the same way that mammals do. Both sexes have an opening called a cloaca that is used for mating and excrement. Eggs are also laid through the cloaca.