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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

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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. Take a look at your local market You must first ensure that there is a market for free-range chicken eggs in your area. And you will have to find out the average price for a dozen eg...
Can Humans Get Coronavirus from Chickens?

Can Humans Get Coronavirus from Chickens?

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There is no scientific evidence to show that the coronavirus is spread by eating chicken, lamb, and seafood, the Executive Director of the Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority, GSG Ayyangar, said on Thursday, saying the virus would not survive warmer temperatures. Amid fears that the infection could be acquired from eating chicken, lamb, and shellfish, the Food Safety area and the CEO of the Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said there is a misconception about it. “There is a misconception that the coronavirus will spread through chicken, lamb, and shellfish. There is none of that. It is not scientifically proven. ” I am a scientist, I am not going to buy this argument, “Ayyangar told reporters. Ayyangar, who previously worked with the Indian Council for Medical Research (IC...
How do chicks develop and breathe inside the egg?

How do chicks develop and breathe inside the egg?

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In this article, we will discuss a very interesting topic for all poultry lovers. How do chicks breathe inside the egg? The miracle of life is truly amazing. A baby grows inside its mother’s womb and receives everything it needs to develop within the safe confines of the uterus through an umbilical cord that collects some of the oxygen the mother breathes, along with other forms of nutrition. However, when it comes to animals (like chickens) growing inside an egg, the process obviously can’t be that simple, can it? At first glance an egg is completely isolated from the outside world, so how can a chick inside the egg get the oxygen it needs to perform its vital biochemical functions? So what exactly happens inside that egg during the short 21 days it takes for a chick to hatch? Fo...
What is Salmon Faverolles Chicken Breed

What is Salmon Faverolles Chicken Breed

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The Faverolles hen comes from the eponymous town located in Eure-et-Loir, France. This municipality is proud of Faverolles and dedicates a page of its website to this breed of hen with many qualities. But what exactly are the strengths of this famous breed? Can it find its place in a breeding project? Breed Origin and History: Creation of the Faverolles Breed The Faverolles breed of hens comes from the Houdan breed. Faverolles is a town located about ten kilometers south of Houdan, a town in Yvelines considered to be an important center for poultry farming. Already known under Louis XIII in the 17th century, Houdan had its heyday in the 1870s. The whole of Paris was then looking for fatty and plump hens, with very tender flesh: 600,000 Houdan were sold between 1872 and 1873. The “moth...
What is ISA Brown Chicken Breed

What is ISA Brown Chicken Breed

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At Putakputak.com we love to know all the breeds of hen that exist and tell you about their characteristics and curiosities. Every month we introduce you to a new breed, last month, for example, we talked about the Faverolles hen, a French breed with lots of qualities. But today, we are going to tell you more about one of the most popular breeds for free-range farming. Chickens can be distinguished between purebred and crossbred. The purebreds are all those that have a fixed pattern and transmit it to subsequent generations, the offsprings will be identical to the parents, where the native chickens are. But when we speak of crossbreeds we refer to chickens that are born from the cross of other existing breeds. As is the case with the Isa Brown hen. There is little information abo...
What is Barnevelder Chicken Breed

What is Barnevelder Chicken Breed

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The Barnevelder is a large-sized, soft-feathered, and very good-natured dual-purpose breed. They are hardy birds and good foragers. It is highly sought after for its “chocolate” colored eggs, as well as being a quiet bird that adapts very well to confinement. This breed was the result of a cross between local Dutch chickens and several chickens imported from Asia to Europe in the latter part of the 19th century. It is named after the city and municipality of Barneveld, in Gelderland, in central Holland. History and Origin In the early 1900s, the Barnevelder became famous for its excellent production of, particularly dark eggs. A few years later, interest in the breed fell by the wayside as “commercial” posture breeds were imported from the US However, Barnevelders have remained po...
What is naked Neck Chicken Breed

What is naked Neck Chicken Breed

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Bare-necked, Turken,  or Naked Neck chickens seem to be one of those cases in nature in which species undergo genetic mutation processes. In this post, we offer you all the most relevant information about this rarity History, Origin, and other Characteristics The origin of this genetic trait apparently dates back several centuries and was the product of a natural mutation that occurred in Transylvania, Romania. The main feature that characterizes these birds is their neck, devoid of plumage and reddish. But they also lack feathers in less visible parts of the body such as under their wings, the back, and both sides of their breast. The naked neck chicken has a raised tail, and its abdomen more curved than that of other of its relatives. Its head is long, with a crest, a long chin, ...
What is Serama Chicken Breed

What is Serama Chicken Breed

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The Serama chicken, also known as Malay Serama, or “Kikiriki Hen” is a breed for ornamental use, or that is also used as a pet. This is due to its physical characteristics which are NOT considered a good producer and its behavior that usually be quite docile and familiar, which makes it a good breed of hen for pets. If you want to know more about the Serama miniature hen, considered the smallest breed in the world, we invite you to continue reading this article, since here we will talk about its origin, history, characteristics of the breed, etc. Origin and History of Malay Serama Chicken The Serama is native to the Malaysian state of Kelantan. This breed is considered to be the result of crossing the Malay breed and Japanese bantams. The modern race of Seramas is credited with its de...
What is Cochin Chicken Breed

What is Cochin Chicken Breed

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The Cochinchina chicken breed (or simply Cochin) is poultry native to China. its name refers to its large size and the country where it originated. It is considered a heavy breed of meat chicken. One of the most important characteristics of the Cochin chicken, in addition to its large size, is its legs completely covered with feathers (known as boots). Origin of the Cochin Chicken Cochin is derived from heavy breeds of chickens with long feathers like its ancestor from the Nagoya breed. Brought from the China region to Europe and North America in the 1840s and 1850s. These birds were originally named “Shanghai chickens”, but due to their large size and being originally from China, they became known as “cochin-chinas”. Because they were large, docile birds with voluminous plumage, t...
What is Black Star Chicken

What is Black Star Chicken

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The black star hen is a species of layer chicken that is raised mainly for its ability to produce eggs. This species adapts very well to any type of handling and feeding, for this reason, it is one of the most used birds on free-range egg production. The article addresses all the characteristics of the “black star” chicken that we must know if we want to start our poultry farm with this species. Origin of Black Star Chicken The black star chicken, also known as black rock, is an English laying hen that is the result of the hybrid cross between a Rhode Island Red rooster and a Barred Plymouth Rock hen. As a consequence of the cross, the chicks were born with black plumage. However, the females have a brown color on the head and around the neck, which is one of the most distinctive char...