Breeding Backyard Chickens

2024-04-11T20:17:08-07:00

How to Hatch Success: Unraveling the Basics and Secrets of Successful Chicken Breeding    When we think about our chickens, especially in the laying industry, our thoughts may immediately drift to delicious ready-to-eat eggs from mature hens (after being cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, of course!). But if you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you want to take your operation a step further—and breed chickens, fertilize eggs, and raise baby chicks! The first level of this starts with breeding, so continue reading to learn more about how to breed your flock, choose chickens, and know

Breeding Backyard Chickens2024-04-11T20:17:08-07:00

Reproductive Tract: From Ovary to Vent

2024-01-23T17:10:12-08:00

From a practical perspective, knowing how the hen makes her eggs goes a long way toward recognizing and understanding problems that our hens may have someday with their reproductive system. When hens are just starting to lay eggs and when they are much older, hens can experience laying problems such as shell-less eggs, being egg bound and double yolkers. Therefore, the goal of this article is to cover the basic reproductive tract of a female chicken and link that to how table eggs (aka the eggs that we eat) and fertilized eggs (aka the eggs that eventually hatch into a

Reproductive Tract: From Ovary to Vent2024-01-23T17:10:12-08:00
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