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How to Turn Chicken Manure into an Organic Fertilizer

How to Turn Chicken Manure into an Organic Fertilizer

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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 to use as compost in the garden. What is Chicken Manure? Chicken manure refers to the "accumulation of manure or excrement from laying hens", which is mixed with bird feathers and food waste. Mixing with absorbent bedding...
Blue Chicken Eggs: All You Need to Know

Blue Chicken Eggs: All You Need to Know

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The blue eggs of chickens 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 are there blue eggs? The color of the egg can vary, having a hue that ranges from light blue to greenish-blue. But the varieties of its color do not occur by themselves, various agents cause this color change in the shell of the eggs. The blue color of the peel is due to a pepper called biliverdin. That it is a product of the transformation of hemo...
White Leghorn Growing and Egg Production Guide

White Leghorn Growing and Egg Production Guide

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All hens lay eggs with a similar nutritional value, only some are more productive with respect to laying eggs (they produce more), so they turn out to be more profitable. One of these is the white leghorn laying hen. This breed of chicken is considered one of the most important species of laying hens. So many farmers and poultry farms use the white leghorn for its high rate of white egg production. History and origin of White Leghorn breed It is called Leghorn hen because it is from the Italian city called Livorno, which, in English, is known as the "Leghorn" city. So the chicken’s name refers to its place of origin. As mentioned, it is a breed of European origin, from the Mediterranean region that has Italian descent (Livorno). But it was selected and crossed with other hens i...