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How to Care for a Pet Chicken

How to Care for a Pet Chicken

Are you thinking about having a chicken as a pet? Do you see them in the markets and think about adopting one as a new member of the family? Here you will find some very useful guidelines and tips for having a chick as a pet. How to make the decision to have a chicken pet? To begin with, we must take into account that the chicken is not an animal that behaves with a pattern of owner-pet interaction. They are very dirty animals, both babies, and adults. They do not control their sphincters, so having them on a floor…
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Organic Chicken FAQ: Is it worth buying?

Organic Chicken FAQ: Is it worth buying?

As the years go by, people are getting more and more health-conscious, and choosing what types of foods to eat is a big part of being healthy. Junk foods, sweets, and foods that are high in cholesterol and saturated fats are always in discussion when discussing healthy foods. Although pork is a big part of most people's diets, health-conscious individuals are staying away from pork and even from commercially-produced chicken. Broilers produced by big corporations also contain a high amount of fats and this is the main reason why people are starting to look toward organic chicken. What does it…
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How to start a contract poultry business in the Philippines

How to start a contract poultry business in the Philippines

San Miguel Foods Inc (SMFI) is the biggest chicken supplier in the country and doing a contract poultry business under them means a multi-million peso business. Magnolia, which is owned by SMFI, is the particular company that manages and distributes the SMFI chicken business around the country. The company has satellite offices in major cities around the country so contacting them directly for big business collaboration is not really a big problem. So you are here because you want to start your own poultry business but don’t know where to start? If you haven’t visited the Magnolia page that contains a…
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Can you free range broiler chicken?

Can you free range broiler chicken?

Here in the Philippines, when we talk about broiler chicken, people would automatically think about the 45-days Cornich-cross: the white broiler from Cobb. Most Filipinos don't realize that there are also colored broilers like Sasso, Kabir, etc and this is the main reason why people ask, "Can you free range meat chicken?". Farmers have been free-ranging broiler chickens regardless of breed and color for many years and there are different reasons why. The main reason why large commercial growers are raising the white broilers inside massive buildings is to maximize production in limited space and to grow them faster.  Putting…
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What is a free range chicken Philippines

What is a free range chicken Philippines

Free-range chicken farming in the Philippines is becoming more and more popular, especially during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is due to the fact that people were looking for other ways to make extra income amid the bad economic situation. From March 2020, membership of our FB Group has increased dramatically as people look to find more farming resources and materials, and even chicks and breeders. What is a free range chicken Philippines? What is meant by free range chicken? Although grammatically sounds weird, these exact same questions are being asked almost every week by new members of…
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How to start a free-range chicken egg business in the Philippines

How to start a free-range chicken egg business in the Philippines

Perhaps the only thing better than collecting, cooking, and savoring your own free-range chicken eggs is sharing a dozen or two with family and friends, and the occasional cash-paying customer. Filipinos love to eat eggs, and who doesn't? More of these consumers exist today, and small farmers are reaping the rewards, thanks to the growing awareness of the health benefits of free-range chicken eggs. Either way, raising chickens that produce fresh eggs can be a fun and profitable adventure. There are only a few things to keep in mind when starting your own egg-selling business that will ensure your success.…
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Why Hens Lay Eggs Outside their Nest

Why Hens Lay Eggs Outside their Nest

Why do hens lay eggs outside their nest? A big question most chicken farmers always ask. When one or more hens do not use the nests, it can be due to different factors, both environmental and behavioral, or habits. In some cases, a hen that begins to lay her eggs in places outside the nest can be very difficult to correct. However, there are factors that must be taken into account to prevent and eliminate this behavior. In general, a hen prefers to lay her eggs in nests, since she assimilates them as suitable places to lay her eggs due…
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Blue chicken eggs: Breeds that lay colored eggs

Blue chicken eggs: Breeds that lay colored eggs

Chickens that lay colored eggs, especially blue, are related to the Mapuche breed, also known as Araucana, but it is not the only species of hen, also Ameraucana and Collonca breeds produce the famous blue-colored eggs. These eggs can be blue or greenish, they have a similar amount of nutrients as white eggs. However, as we will see later, blue eggs have a lower cholesterol level and more protein than the rest, as mentioned on the site: industriaavicola.net. Why do chickens lay colored eggs? The color of the egg can vary, having a hue that ranges from light blue to…
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How to Turn Chicken Manure into an Organic Fertilizer

How to Turn Chicken Manure into an Organic Fertilizer

Chicken manure is the “chicken excrement plus the mixture of other organic waste from the bird,” such as feathers and food waste. From this, you can obtain organic fertilizer (compost or humus) of excellent quality and slurry (liquid fertilizer). Preparing it is very simple and it will be explained step by step how to prepare chicken manure in an easy and fast way On average, a 2-kilo hen defecates 57 kilograms of manure per year, which is equal to 150 grams every 12 hours. By keeping a minimum of 10 chickens, a sufficient quantity of chicken manure could be obtained…
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3 Biggest Mistakes New Chicken Farmers Make

3 Biggest Mistakes New Chicken Farmers Make

This article could help new chicken farmers from losing money and having a good start. Let's be realistic, I've made so many mistakes as a new chicken keeper! I was not prepared for anything. Are you too? Okay, I learned from my mistakes, and I'm here to help! We will get out of this together, you have this! I want to help you overcome the 3 mistakes new chicken keepers make. 1. Some new chicken farmers don't have provisions before growing chickens. Do you have all the "stuff" you need for chickens? When you first get chickens, it's great if…
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