The vitamins and minerals in chicken feed.
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by Neil Armitage
7h ago
As the saying goes, "you are what you eat." This statement applies not only to humans but also to chickens. A well-balanced diet is crucial for the growth, development, and overall health of chickens. Minerals are inorganic compounds that are essential for various physiological functions. Chickens require minerals for bone health, muscle function, nerve function, and overall health. Vitamins are vital amines needed for many bodily processes. What to feed chickens: Commercial feeds like pellets or mash are specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of chickens and are the primary sourc ..read more
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The secret to brighter egg yolks. How I naturally changed the colour of my yolks in 30 days.
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by Neil Armitage
2d ago
To get healthy and delicious eggs with bright vibrant yellow or deep orange yolks, it's essential to feed your chickens a balanced and nutritious diet. Table of Contents What colour should an egg yolk be? What affects the colour of egg yolks? How to improve or change the colour of your egg yolks: Table of the foods that change yolk colour: Frequently Asked Questions: Bright golden yolks have been traditionally associated with good health, and despite cultural and regional differences on the preferred shade of orange to yellow. Commercially, egg yolk colour is measured on the Roche scale.&n ..read more
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From pale yellow to deep orange: A guide to egg yolk colour and why it is important.
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by Neil Armitage
1w ago
Whatever your preference for egg yolk colour . Aside form the feed the chicken has eaten, the colour of the egg yolk is an indication of the health and well being of the chicken that laid it. Table of Contents What colour should eggs yolks be? What affects egg yolk colour? The relationship between hen diet and egg yolk colour: Does colour affect nutritional value of the yolk? Egg yolk colour is significant and it speaks volumes about the quality of your eggs. Unfortunately there is no way of knowing what colour the yolk will be without breaking the shell to have a look. What colour should ..read more
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Different types of chicken feeds explained.
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by Neil Armitage
1w ago
Choosing the right type of feed is crucial to the health and well-being of your birds. With so many options available in the market, it can be challenging to determine which one is best suited for your flock. Table of Contents Does it matter what you feed chickens? What are the most common feeds fed to chickens? What type of feed is best for chickens? Remember to provide your birds with a balanced diet first and then including a mixture of different types of feeds, grit, scraps and treats. Does it matter what you feed chickens? Yes, it does matter what you feed chickens. The nutritional va ..read more
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Can chicken coops and runs be fox proof and how to achieve it.
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by Neil Armitage
1M ago
Keeping foxes away from your land and poultry require both a sturdy coop and a selection of deterrents and preventative measures. Many poultry keepers regard the chicken cop as the first line of defence against the the fox but in reality it should be the last. Table of Contents How do I make my chicken run fox proof? Here are some tips for building a secure fox proof chicken coop: Remember that foxes are intelligent animals, so it's important to use a combination of tactics to keep them away from your chickens. Be consistent in your efforts and stay vigilant to ensure the safety of your fl ..read more
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Dealing with Foxes. What you need to know about catching, trapping and killing them.
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by Neil Armitage
1M ago
It may be necessary to catch or trap a fox to remove it from your property or to kill it. Below: A fox in the dark on night vision. Your browser does not support the video tag. One of the biggest problems with foxes is that they return to a food source and your coop full of chickens is just the thing to get them coming back again and again. You should firstly make sure that your visitor is actually a fox. Methods for dealing with foxes: Deterrents like lights or noise, Livestock protection dogs, Physical barriers like electric or fox proof fence, Catching or trapping and relocation, Killing ..read more
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How to deter foxes and keep them away from poultry.
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by Neil Armitage
1M ago
Trying to keep a predator out of your stock is laborious and stressful. Remember that foxes are intelligent animals, so it's important to use a combination of tactics to keep them away from your chickens. Be consistent in your efforts and stay vigilant to ensure the safety of your flock. Table of Contents What scares foxes away? Guard animals for livestock protection: Coming out to a ground covered in feathers can be one of the most heart breaking sights, and, having been there in the past I have every bit of sympathy for those who have experienced a fox attack. The only reason a fox will ..read more
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How do you know if it is a fox killing your chickens?
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by Neil Armitage
1M ago
Foxes are found on every continent except Antarctica and are opportunistic hunters that take poultry if they can. Foxes are known for their cunning and intelligence, making them effective hunters of small prey, including chickens. These carnivores are found throughout the world and are known for their ability to adapt to a variety of environments. Foxes are opportunistic feeders and will take advantage of any easy food source, including your chickens. Below: The whole in a chicken fence made by a fox. If you have had a fox attack you might be able to see red hairs in and around the hole in t ..read more
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The complete list of chicken feather colours with pictures, video and breed examples.
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by Neil Armitage
2M ago
  Table of Contents How many chicken colours are there? Colours of the sexes: Rooster versus Hens. Chicken colour table with genetics and pictures: How many chicken colours are there? There are 10 self or solid colours of chicken and 65 combination colours in chickens. It is important to remember that most colours of chicken are merely combinations of coloured feathers and there are also dozens of patterns of those colours. Sometimes these colours have different names, for example, when describing chickens white is the same colour as silver. Where the colour pattern is on the bird its ..read more
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Bears and how to protect your chickens.
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by Neil Armitage
3M ago
There are 8 species of bears found on four continents. Only 5 of these bear species pose a threat to poultry, one, the Panda is completely vegetarian and the sun and sloth bear are insectivorous. Table of Contents Will bears break into a chicken coop and eat chickens? How do you know if it is a bear attack? How do you keep bears away from the coop and stop them from eating your chickens? Which species of bears are a threat to poultry and chickens? Protecting chickens and other poultry from bears is problematic, bears are large, agile, aggressive and powerful carnivores and all bears specie ..read more
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