Breeds of laying hens
Chickens, thanks to their omnivorousness andunpretentiousness, are the most common living creatures in private household plots. Contain this kind of bird capable of older people, and adolescents. It is very important to choose the right breed of chickens in order to get as much return as possible from the investments, so that they go well, gain weight and eat any food.
It should be noted that for private households is not verysuitable industrial breeds of laying hens, which are already a year later go to slaughter. For their own needs, people will never use cultivation technologies that involve the use of hormones and antibiotics, which for a year squeeze out of the body of the bird all of its life resource. Private owners need such breeds, which let them give a smaller number of eggs per unit of time, but they will live three to four years and all their lives will delight owners with environmentally friendly products.
These include meat-egg breeds of laying hens: Zagorsky salmon, Kuchin jubilee, Moscow black, Adler silver.
Adler breed has a so-calledColombian plumage, leaf-shaped comb, yellow legs and ear lobes of red color, well developed skeleton. The live weight of its representatives at the age of 60 days reaches 870 grams in chickens and 1100 grams in males, adult cocks weigh up to 4 kilograms, and laying hens - up to 2.8 kilograms. Sufficient nutrition and the correct content of chickens of this breed provides egg production, which in the first year reaches 220 eggs, covered with a brown shell, with a mass of up to 80 grams or more. The first egg of the bird of this breed is deposited at the age of 165 to 180 days, in some cases - before 125 - 130 days.
Chicks adler silver breed laying hens withThe goal of updating the breeding stock should be taken from the end of May to the beginning of June. In this case, they will grow in a natural rhythm for them, under conditions of increasing daylight hours. Such birds are physically strong, practically do not get sick, do not suffer from prolapse of the oviduct, which sometimes happens with those that were early withdrawn and began to swell early. Recently, the birds of the Adler silver breed of laying hens have a decrease in the average mass index in comparison with their ancestors. This fact is related to the process of increasing egg production, which leads to their "relief".
The roosters of this breed have some remarkable qualities:
1. They are inferior to feed the chickens.
2. Find something delicious, call the hens, and they themselves eat only what remains after them (for this reason, the males often do not gain weight).
3. Roosters teach young chickens to be carried in certain nests (they climb into the nests and call the chickens there).
This breed of chickens is trusting, it is easy to accustom themapproach the call: "chick-tsyp." It is important to remember that goodwill towards birds improves their mood and well-being, as chickens react very sensitively to human emotions.
It is very important to follow all the rules for their content andfeeding, only then you can count on the maximum profit from such a household sector as poultry. Laying hens are able to give up to 5 - 6 eggs per week with full feeding. One way to increase egg production is the yeast of the previously sprouted, dried and ground grain, which they are fed.
Feeding of birds must be carried out through the sametime intervals, 3 - 4 times a day in winter and 4 - 5 times in summer. The first feeding is carried out as soon as possible, and the last - as late as possible. Water is supplied in special automatic watering-pots. It is also necessary to provide chickens with mineral substances in the form of chalk, shells and eggshells.