Keeping and raising broody hens

Think you need to keep a few chickens on your little ranch or estate? Perhaps you’re searching for laying hens just, or a blend of laying hens and other birds for meat but you don’t think you have what it takes to care for them?

You need to know how to raise these chickens by knowing what supplies they need, the best breeds to pick and how to properly house them.

Choosing Your Housing Arrangement

Will you let your chickens wander your fields, or will you keep them bound in a coop or run? Your space constraints may decide the response to this question. If you live in a suburban or urban setting, you will most likely need to keep the chickens bound within a fenced keep running outside their coop for sunlight and natural air.

Ongoing chicken care is not as sophisticated as most people think. Periodical cleaning bedding, gathering eggs, watering and feeding are the principal assignments. The key is to be consistent with these activities because birds cannot do without them for long, especially water.

Chicken Supplies and A Coop

There are numerous conceivable outcomes for chicken coops. They can be little and basic, produced using salvaged material, huge and complex, or lovely enough to exist in a city backyard. They can be obtained pre-made or created yourself. The critical highlights are a sufficient size, nest boxes, adequate ventilation, roosting poles, and protection from predators.

There are a couple of things you will require for your young hens (pullets) when they’re out of the infant chick stage, for example, grit, scratch, litter/bedding feed, feeders and waterers. Keep in mind that a considerable lot of these things can be produced using things you may own. It is quite easy creating a feeder out of a 5-gallon bucket lying around your house.

Choose the Best Breed for You

There are in excess of 200 assortments of chickens accessible today. There are numerous interesting points while deciding the best breed for your flock. These variables include your choice of having a dual-purpose bird, BEST CHICKEN EGG INCUBATOR

that is great for eggs laying as well as meat, egg production levels, breed temperament and climate. There are a few breeds that work out better for a littler ranch or estate.

Joining various breeds in a single run is fine. They will all get along, and whether you have one breed or several breeds together, they will set up their pecking request. If you are planning on breeding your flock and you want to have a pure breed, you’ll need to stay with a solitary breed or house each breed separately.

Raising Baby Chicks

Taking care of chicks in the first few weeks is a tedious and time-intensive task but it turns out to be a fun process. You should hold them under a heat source, ensure their temperature is fine, and provide them with adequate water and food. Try to lower the temperature every week until you’re sure they can handle outdoor temperatures. When they are fully adjusted, you can remove the heat source or transfer them to the adult coop according to your arrangement. If you happen to have a busy schedule and and cannot keep up with their schedule, you can purchase starter pullets.

 

A Monday List

Hey sweeties. Jeg har fundet på en ny go ide her på bloggen og det er, at lave en mandags liste. En af de bloggere jeg følger har en fredags liste, og derfor har jeg tænk mig at lave en mandags liste hvor jeg taler om alt hvad der skete i sidste uge, og på den måde lærer I også at kende mig mere personligt.

Det bedste der er sket I sidste uge:
Jeg tror det bedste der er sket i sidste uge, var at jeg blev inviteret til en blogger tur til München, og jeg havde generelt en rigtig hyggelig uge. Der skete ikke det vilde, men det har været en god uge.

Det værste der er sket:
Så skete det værste.. Jeg fik at vide turen er blevet aflyst. Puha det er en træls følelse når man havde glædet sig – men det er der selvfølgelig ikke noget at gøre ved. Der kommer vel flere rejser.

Hvad tænker jeg på i dag?
I dag tænker jeg egentlig bare på den rejse, fordi jeg havde glædet mig så meget, men det kommer jeg hurtigt over for jeg skal lave en masse hyggelige ting i den her uge.

Hvad har jeg på i dag?
Lige nu har jeg bare nattøj på, da jeg stadig ligger i sengen.. Jeg burde det ikke! Jeg burde tage op og træne nu, men min døgnrytme er pt. helt ødelagt.

Hvad ser jeg frem til i den her uge?
I den her uge skal jeg en masse hyggelige ting. Igår var jeg på arbejde, og det skal jeg også imorgen og tirsdag, men ellers har jeg fri indtil på lørdag. Så onsdag skal jeg have date aften med lækkert mad og god vin, og det samme skal jeg også med en veninde torsdag. I weekenden skal jeg til fødselsdag, så det bliver en hyggelig uge. Ved siden af det skal der også arbejdes meget på bloggen, og evt. fokusere mere på youtube igen.

Hvad skal jeg i dag?
I dag skal jeg mødes med en veninde og hygge inden vi skal arbejde, og i aften bare slappe af og arbejde på bloggen og skrive en masse mails. Evt. få kigget på en mulig rejse snart.

Mine planer for imorgen:
Jeg har ikke de store planer for imorgen, så nu må vi se hvad dagen bringer på. I hvert fald skal jeg arbejde på en masse mails!

// The best thing so far last week:
The best thing so far last week is that I got invited for a big blogger trip in München next week, and it was just a great week.
 
The worst thing so far last week:
The worst thing is that my blogger trip got canceled and I am kinda sad about it. 
 
What I’m thinking about today:
Today am I thinking about my trip. I was pretty excited about it, so it’s kinda sad it got canceled because I was looking so much forward for it. 
 
What I’m wearing today:
Today am I wearing a big Tee, because I’m still in my bed.. 
 
What I look forward to about this week:
This week am I looking forward for Wednesday because I am having a date/wine night, and Thursday am I going to have a “date” night with some of my best girlfriends with salmon and wine too, and in the weekend I’m going to a birthday party. 


What I am doing today:

Today I just have work and I’m going to meet up a friend soon. 

My plans for tomorrow:
I actually don’t have any plans for tomorrow. Just working on my blog..
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