Sometimes one breed might fit your needs and sometimes you might want multiple breeds, depending on the purpose(s) you need for eggs, meat, exhibition, etc.
There are several classifications of eggs on the market today according to the American Egg Board.
Birds need to maintain a constant body temperature in order to get rid of excess heat through their build in body mechanisms they use to get rid of heat.
I would encourage everyone that participates in poultry shows at these events to follow practices that would reduce the risk of avian influenza.
From time-to-time snakes become an issue in backyard poultry houses. Most of the time its snakes are seeking out and eating the eggs being laid.
After reviewing online information from hatcheries and extension publications, I have some helpful tips if you’re considering hatching your own birds.
Feed recommendations vary with the birds’ age and intended use. Always provide your birds with quality, commercially prepared feeds.
Common Diseases in poultry flocks are Fowl Pox, Infectious Bronchitis, Marek’s Disease, Newcastle Disease, and Coccidiosis.
Aggressive Roosters, Molting, Pecking and cannibalism, No Eggs, Eating Eggs, Roost/Nest Issues, Broody and Moody, and more.
May 2023: How much Space do I Need?, Breed Options, Livestock Shows, and Bird Care.