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Chicken keeping Help

Chicken keeping Help

More Information Pages. Practical information on chicken keeping, poultry, incubators, incubation, understanding humidity, housing.


Rollaway nest boxes

Rollaway nest boxes

Nest Boxes with rollaways allow the eggs to stay clean, stop chooks eating their own eggs, stop crows etc from stealing eggs.

Poultry Faring Well

Poultry Faring Well

Poultry Faring Well. Doing things well can actually save both time and money in the long run and have better poultry welfare outcomes.

Candling

Candling

Egg Candling. This name came from the use of candles as a light source in the early days of incubation. 

Pigeon Diseases and Management  2012

Pigeon Diseases and Management 2012

Paramyxovirus in Pigeons. Correct vaccination and the importance of disinfection by Jim Finger

Successful Chick Brooding

Successful Chick Brooding

Brooding Methods.Brooding systems and techniques for chicks generally fall into these two methods.

Buying an Incubator

Buying an Incubator

Buying an incubator for the first time? Selecting the right egg incubator will depend on asking the right questions.

Air Cell Development

Air Cell Development

Development of the air cell is vital for hatching. An egg candler to read the egg is a vital tool

Egg Incubators Cleaning and Care

Egg Incubators Cleaning and Care

Egg Incubator cleaning is crucial to successfully hatching eggs and reducing bacterial load and possible transfer.

Alternative Feeding Method

Alternative Feeding Method

Alternative feeding Ideas, Free Choice feeding. For reading and experimenting and ideas for the curious 

Backyard Poultry Housing

Backyard Poultry Housing

Poultry Houses, Their Layout, Location and Operation, Here are some tips on chook sheds , especially for those building their own.

Free Range and Barn Laid Nest systems

Free Range and Barn Laid Nest systems

Nest Systems and Design. A summary of layer chicken egg laying nests and there pros and cons

Shell Quality the Missing Link

Shell Quality the Missing Link

Egg Shell Quality for Incubation - The missing link? Shell uniformity and egg shell density

About hatching with Broody hens

About hatching with Broody hens

What is the difference between eggs set under broody hens or in an incubator? Incubators are a electronic Hen afterall 

Summer Respiratory Disease

Summer Respiratory Disease

Summer Respiratory Disease Complex or Mycoplasma.An important factor in chicken and poultry health

Development of Automatic Drinkers

Development of Automatic Drinkers

Chicken drinker history and its significance for small breeders. A article of chicken drinker developement 

Poultry drinker Cups installation

Poultry drinker Cups installation

4007 and 4009 Lubing red cup poultry drinkers. Cup drinker installed into bottle for travel or brooding

Genetics Terminology

Genetics Terminology

Poultry Genetics Terminology can be confusing, so let's look at some definitions of terms, commonly used in genetics.

Respiratory Disease

Respiratory Disease

Respiratory Disease and sick bird look. It is very hard to correctly diagnose many of the respiratory diseases. 

Plucking tips

Plucking tips

Good Poultry plucking tips for processing of poultry and small ducks. A few guiding principles always makes it easier.