Poultry Diseases

Poultry Diseases

Intending poultry keepers may think fowls are prone to many ailments, but common-sense feeding and attention to cleanliness will eliminate 99 per cent of poultry diseases. Lack of cleanliness affords conditions favourable to increase of bacteria and parasites, reduction in power of resistance. Dampness reduces vitality and leads to chills and inflammation. Tainted soil acts … Read more

Feeding Chicks

Feeding Chicks

FEEDING CHICKS Other requisites for chick rearing are containers for water and food. A water fountain, which can be arranged by inverting a glass jam jar of water in a pan, and a small wooden trough for food is all that is needed. To start chicks feeding a little dry food is dropped first on … Read more

Breeding Chickens

Breeding Chickens

The next ambitious step from the keeping of a few backyard pullets or hens is breeding. For this the poultry keeper must provide himself with a good cockerel, which should be not less than ten months old when put in the pens with the hens. It is extremely important to choose a good .cockerel. Remember … Read more