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What is Hen of Mos chicken

What is Hen of Mos chicken

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The Hen of Mos is a Spanish breed of chicken that originated from the Autonomous Community of Galicia; although it is beginning to expand throughout the rest of the Spanish regions. It receives its name from the parish of San Xiao de Mos, belonging to the municipality of Castro de Rei (Lugo), where the first specimens were acquired from which the breeding and selection of this breed began, from a group of chickens. jackets that were raised in the interior of Galicia, mainly in the region of A Terra Chá, in the province of Lugo. The Official Catalog of Cattle Breeds of Spain includes it in the Group of Native Breeds in Danger of Extinction Hen of Mos general characteristics The bird has a rather small and well-shaped head. Red, smooth, and fine-textured face. Pea crest, with thr...
Industrial vs organic and farm eggs – what’s the difference?

Industrial vs organic and farm eggs – what’s the difference?

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According to the United Egg Producers poultry organization, almost 95 percent of chickens are raised in an industrial setting. These hens are confined in small cages, under conditions of close surveillance, many of them with more than 100,000 birds in one place. If these studies surprise you, chances are that the dozen organic eggs that you usually buy in the supermarket come from chickens that live in conditions similar to those in a factory. The United States is the largest supplier of eggs and poultry in the world, with nearly 100 billion eggs produced each year [source: USDA]. This gives people a wide selection to choose from, but for many conscientious consumers, picking up eggs at the grocery store is more than just opening the box and checking for cracks. While price and conditio...
How long do chickens live?

How long do chickens live?

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Have you ever wondered "How long do chickens live?" This question came up a few days ago while she was feeding Amelia. Amelia is an Andalusian hen and she was a gift from a relative 6 years ago, and recently I realized that she was the longest-running hen in my flock. So how long do chickens live? The average lifespan of chickens is 8 years, but it depends on many factors, including breed, quality of life, and environment. According to the Guinness Book of Record Matilda was the first hen to receive the title of the oldest living hen in the world in 2004. She died almost 2 years later at the age of 16. Unfortunately, Matilda is the exception to the rule. Many chickens go through their cycle much earlier due to predators or disease. Of course, we conducted an external investigation to ans...
10 rarest chicken breeds in the world

10 rarest chicken breeds in the world

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In this article, we are going to present a list of the 10 rarest chicken breeds in the world. To people unfamiliar with raising poultry, chickens may all look the same and are simply raised for meat and eggs. However, there are many breeds of chickens around the world, each with its own characteristics and history. Unfortunately, many of these breeds are in danger of extinction because there is no interest from people to maintain them. So, if you are thinking of acquiring some specimens for your chicken coop, take a look at our list of the 10 rarest chicken breeds in the world and help us save these breeds! Chickens are one of the most common birds out there. Every country in the world has its own local variety called native breeds, some of which are used for the production of eggs, ...
10 best fruits to feed your chickens

10 best fruits to feed your chickens

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What do chickens eat? Our feathered friends like to eat a varied diet. This is why they often hunt for vegetables, insects, worms, seeds, and other tasty treats while roaming the garden. However, even in an environment with a lot of space or an open field farm, it is very important to ensure that your hens have a balanced diet that contains all the essential nutrients and vitamins for their proper development. These nutrients are usually found in granule form at any feed store for poultry and have to be given daily. This will help your chickens stay healthy, happy, and continue to lay plenty of fresh, nutritious eggs. However, have you ever stared at your chickens as they roam the field eating grass and insects as they moved, and wondered how chickens can feed themselves if they don't ...
Common chicken diseases and how to treat them

Common chicken diseases and how to treat them

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Chicken diseases can range from a temporary disorder that can temporarily affect egg-laying, to fatal infections that can cause the death of our birds. That is why at gallinaponedora.com we have compiled information on ten of the most common chicken diseases so that you can diagnose your birds and discover what treatment you can follow! 1. Bumblefoot: Foot disease Bumblefoot (also known as pododermatitis) (tibak sa paa ng manok - Tagalog) is a staph infection that develops on the soles of chicken feet. This infection is usually caused by a small cut or splinter that goes unnoticed. The infection begins under the skin and causes a cyst-like structure. This is one of the most common chicken diseases, especially in older chickens. It can be easily treated. But if the Bumblefoot is overlo...
Natural ways to make your hens lay more eggs

Natural ways to make your hens lay more eggs

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Wondering how you can get your chickens to lay more eggs naturally? I have had this question myself, and more than once I have found myself researching how to improve the production of my hens. There are several factors that can affect egg-laying. Some common reasons include too much protein in the diet, too little calcium, and stress from confinement. If you are looking for natural ways for your chickens to lay more eggs, read on! I will share with you everything that I investigated and it worked for me. Know the breeds of laying hens First of all, if you want to achieve higher egg production you have to take the time to get to know the breeds of laying hens. Therefore, you should evaluate different breeds before choosing the best one for your backyard farm or hatchery. Whether you a...
Glossary of terms related to chicken

Glossary of terms related to chicken

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Have you heard of the mute? Where does the phrase "pecking order" come from? As the popularity of chicken farming continues to grow, many new terms have been introduced into the vernacular, but for those who are new to raising poultry or are considering acquiring their first chicks, the language can sometimes be confusing. Many of the terms used in chicken rearing are obvious or easy to understand when used in context, but a glossary of terms is helpful when trying to learn more about this popular hobby or at least answer questions from your curious neighbors. We invite you to review the glossary of poultry terms prepared by gallinaponedora.com. Some may sound familiar, but learning these terms will have even new hen keepers sound like experts in no time. Here are the essential ch...
How long do fresh eggs last

How long do fresh eggs last

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Fresh eggs are inexpensive, natural, and highly nutritious food. There are so many ways to cook eggs, even for those of us who don't have culinary skills, adding an egg to our favorite dish is a great way to get the protein the body needs. But how long do fresh eggs last before spoiling? If you are a person who lives alone, a box of eggs may stay in your refrigerator for a long time. Unfortunately, the packaged eggs we buy from the grocery store don't last as long as other packaged foods. How long can fresh eggs stay without refrigeration? Before considering how long fresh eggs will keep out of the refrigerator, you will need to decide whether or not you want to wash them. Some people prefer to give them a quick clean after picking them up from the chicken coop, while others decide to...
How To: Free Range Chicken Farming in the Philippines

How To: Free Range Chicken Farming in the Philippines

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Free-range chicken farming refers to growing poultry that is not are not detained inside coops. They are free to loiter in a large fenced or open area. There is a big difference between free-range chicken and normal poultry farming that hundreds to thousands of poultry are contained inside the building. Breeds used in free-range chicken farming are also different from those housed chickens. Breeds commonly applied to free-range chicken farming are Kabir and Sasso chicken and they grow a little bit slower than those inside the poultry house but bigger and heavier. Some free-range chicken farmers also use native chicken breeds like Jolo and other native crossbreeds. Free-range chickens are often associated with organic growth as the animals can eat insects and not relying s...