Now is the best time to get Chickens. Eggs are becoming very expensive and it’s rather easy to get your own from homesteading.
Feeding chickens is not that expensive if you are operating a small scale chicken farming business. Growing your own vegetables and fruit, chickens for meat and eggs is a healthy way of lifestyle – Raising Chickens for Eggs
You don’t need a farm to raise chickens for eggs
Many people think that their property is to small to farm with with either meat chickens or layers. If you consume two eggs per day you can build a small chicken coop in your backyard and four chickens can provide up to 18 eggs per week. For a lager family a coop of 3 meters by 3 meters can easily stack 10 to 12 chickens. That is an average of 8 eggs per day or 56 eggs per week. Make sure your coops has a section where chickens can comfortably sit when it rain and also make sure that the wire mesh you use is strong enough to keep out rats and wild cats.
Feed your chickens right so that your hens are stress free and produce more eggs. You can feed them grains like barley, oats, corn and they also enjoy scrubbing between grass and plants. If you are living in a farming community you can go to your local Agriculture store and buy grains in bulk. This way you save a lot of money in feed.
Make sure that your chickens have fresh running water and enough space to move around. If you are looking to expand your chicken business you should have a 1 cock to 20 hens ratio. The Ross Broiler is a fast growing meat chicken whereas the Lohmann brown is the perfect layer for South African weather conditions.
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