One of the most common questions we get is how much feed do I need? While there are many factors that impact how much feed that your chickens will need over the years we have established the following guidelines based on years of experience.
These guidelines are separated into two parts. The first one is for the broiler and the second part is for layers. Layers and broilers have different feed consumption.
Starter Feed. After acquiring day-old chicks, for the first 2 weeks, your chicks should be given starter feed. The most common starter feed available on every poultry supply is Integra 1000 by BMEG but you can ask the store for a cheaper alternative. Each chick will require about 28 grams per day or approximately 392 grams of feed for the first 14 days.
Grower Feed. St...
Tepox 48 is one of the leading poultry drugs intended to treat intestinal and digestive infections. Tepox 48 is developed and being manufactured by Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialists Inc, or famously known as “Tatak Excellence”.
This potent antibiotic has a combination of Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole which is proven to be very effective against Colibacillosis (yellowish droppings – diarrhea), Pullorum (whitish droppings – diarrhea), and Coccidiosis (diarrhea with blood mixture). The drug is also effective against fowl cholera and other digestive infections that result in abnormal droppings.
Although Tepox 48 is developed primarily for gamefowls, the drug is proven to be effective in all types of chickens and can also be used in swine.
Tepox 48 can be purchased i...
Modern chickens especially those that are genetically developed hybrids are not good at mothering. Some modern breeds are not even broody (not sitting to incubate), therefore human intervention is required to continue the cycle and to maintain the flock.
Hatching eggs using either commercial or homemade incubators is sometimes challenging for those who want to incubate eggs for the first time. This guide is created to give you the best result possible when incubating your own chicken eggs.
Having Your First Incubator
If you have a budget and prefer to buy an incubator, we suggest you buy an incubator from reliable sources like Shopee and Lazada as they have a return warranty when everything goes out of hand. But if you know someone who manufactures an incubator then you can order one....
Dominant CZ is a hen hatchery company in the Czech Republic. The company was founded in 1989. The purpose of the company is to hatch hybrid hens, which lay more than 250 eggs a year and imitating the non-hybrid species of hens.
This family-owned private company from the Czech Republic specializes in the breeding and selection of laying and dual-purpose poultry. For more than 30 years DOMINANT CZ’s original genetic programs dynamically expand finding new partners in 60 countries on 4 continents. With the modernization of existing facilities and the construction of new, there is a continuous increase in breeding capacity as well as research and development.
Dominant CZ hybrids are genetically bred for specific purposes as follows:
do not die prematurely
This glossary of poultry-related terms is not complete is being updated regularly. If you something to add, please leave a comment below.
Abdomen – area between the keel and the pubic (hip) bones. Likurang bahagi ng ilalim ng manok sa pagitan ng mga paa at puwet.
Air cell – the air space between the two shell membranes, usually at the large end of the egg. Parte ng itlog na walang laman.
Albumen – the white of the egg. Puting bahagi ng itlog.
Alektorophobia – the fear of chickens. Ang tawag sa takot sa manok o may Phobia sa manok.
Anatomy – the structure systems of an animal (skeletal, muscular, digestive, etc.) Kabuuan ng mga parte ng katawan ng manok.
APA – American Poultry Association
Avian – pertaining to birds. Ang tawag sa lahat ng uri ng ibon kung saan kabilang ang manok, ...
Choosing the right incubator for your hatching needs can be a daunting task. There are many different models and variants to incubate your hatching eggs and each model is slightly different having different levels of functionality. If you are to assemble your own incubator, the challenge could be bigger especially if this is the first time that you are going to try building one.
From the basic container, carton, or styrofoam box incubator where you turn eggs manually 3 times per day, set the temperature, and add water to a reservoir to provide the correct humidity, to the fully automatic incubator that can set temperature and humidity for the right species with the press of a button, we look at the two most important things you might want to consider before you invest some money in buyi...
Chicken colds and coryza are some of the hardest poultry diseases to treat and cure and not all drugs can be effective. Sometimes, Vetracine gold may work with other chickens but may not with other breeds. It always depends on many factors and the cause of and source of diseases.
Why chicken get colds
There are many factors why chickens are infected with colds but cold weather and contaminated waster and solid are the majority of teh reasons. When chickens drink water heated by the sun, they’ll get colds. When the weather is cold, they’ll get colds. When the weather is too hot and they drink cold water, they may also get colds. When the soil is contaminated with a variety of bacteria, they’ll get colds. See, the number of reasons is endless, therefore, it is better to always be prepared....
Hubbard is a breeding company that produces colored broilers. Hubbard is a subsidiary of Aviagen – one of the two biggest breeders (The other is Cobb-Vantress)
Aviagen ® is a global poultry breeding company that develops pedigree lines for the production of commercial broiler chickens under the Arbor Acres®, Indian River®, and Ross® brand names. The Rowan Range® and Specialty Males® are specialty breeding stock from Aviagen that offer greater flexibility for customers to meet specific or niche market requirements.
The company is based in Huntsville, Alabama, USA with a number of wholly-owned operations across the United Kingdom, Europe, Turkey, Latin America, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the U.S., and joint ventures in Asia. Aviagen employs more than 4,600 people ...
We always talk about American heritage chicken breeds here at Putakputak.com but little did we know that the Philippines has a lot to offer. We may not call it Philippine heritage chicken but our native breeds are actually our own heritage breeds.
Before imported breeds arrived in the Philippines, we have Tagalog and Bisaya. These are the local terms for our native breeds. If you are in Luzon, you call it Tagalog, and if you are in the Visayas and the bigger part of Mindanao, you call it Bisaya. Both of them refer to the native chicken that we often see roaming around our rural neighborhood.
The government and even the private sectors are doing their best to conserve and even populate these breeds. The West Visayas University (WVU) in Iloilo for instance is breeding Darag and distrib...
If you’re hoping to raise chickens and have plenty of eggs, you need to focus on the best egg-laying chicken breed. People throughout the world consume a lot of chicken eggs daily so choosing the right chicken breeds to produce eggs is essential.
If you are a small family of 3 to 5, raising 10 to 15 hens can save you a lot of money in your daily protein requirements.
Although dual-purpose meat and egg chicken breed are recommended for backyard raising, the following top 10 egg-laying chicken breeds can fill your needs.
The record set by Black Australorp has never been broken and it seems impossible to break. It’s a chicken breed specializing in egg production, is considered a true champion, because one hen from this breed laid 364 eggs in 365 days. The Australorp bree...