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Chicken Questions and Answers for new Poultry Farmers

There are thousand questions that new poultry farmers would like to ask. Here are the top Chicken Questions and Answers for new Poultry Farmers

  • How many types of chicken breeds are there?
  • How much profit can you make with Broiler Farming?
  • What chickens are best for beginner chicken farmers?
  • What is the most common type of Chicken?
  • How many eggs can a chicken lay?
  • What chicken breeds can you keep as pets?
  • How long will chickens lay eggs for?
  • Can you cross breed chickens?
  • Can you eat the first egg that a chicken lay?
  • How many hens do you need for a Rooster?
  • How long can a rooster live?
  • When is a Rooster fully grown?
  • Do chickens like to be picked up?
  • Can a Rooster and a Duck mate?
  • How to encourage a hen to sit on her eggs?
  • How long will a Hen sit on her eggs?
  • When will a hen sit on her eggs?
  • How long can a fertilized egg survive without heat?
  • How to know if an egg is fertilized and will hatch?

How many types of chicken breeds do you get?

There are hundreds types of chicken breeds than are domesticated for meat and eggs.

How much profit can you make with Broiler Farming?

If you are feeding stater, grower and finisher pellets you should make between 48% and 52% profit

What chickens are best for beginner chicken farmers?

If you are starting out with no experience and want to farm with meat chickens then you should start with Ross Broilers. These chickens grow from day old chicks to fully grown in only 6 weeks. Highliner or Lohmann brown layers is good to start with if you decide to farm with layers. They lay around 300 eggs per year.

What is the most common type of Chicken?

The most common chicken type is the Rhode Island Chicken. It’s a tough breed and farmed for its dual purposes of providing eggs and meat.

How many eggs can a chicken lay?

Good chicken breeds should lay around 250 to 300 eggs per year.

What chicken breeds can you keep as pets?

The friendliest chickens that you can keep as pets are White Leghorn, Wyandotte and the Jersey Giant.

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How long will chickens lay eggs for?

Chickens start laying eggs at around 18 weeks and will lay productively for 76 weeks. They will start laying less eggs after that but will continue laying for years.

Can you cross breed chickens?

The answer is YES! A cock will try and breed with any hen.

Can you eat the first egg that a chicken lay.

There is nothing wrong with the first egg, but it is advisable to keep the first egg in the nest until she lays a couple. That will encourage the hen to lay eggs at the same place.

How many hens do you need for a Rooster.

As a rule of thumb you can have 10 to 20 hens for a rooster.

How long can a rooster live?

Most Roosters can live up to 8 years.

Do chickens like to be picked up?

Backyard chickens can get accustomed to their owners and font mind a little breast scratching

Can a Rooster and a Duck mate?

A rooster will occasionally try to mate with a duck but the rooster’s sperm won’t make it into the female duck

How to encourage a hen to sit on her eggs?

Make sure that her nest is in a dark safe place. You can enclose one part of the coop or even hang a little curtain. That will encourage her to sit on her eggs.

How long will a Hen sit on her eggs?

A brooder hen will sit on her eggs for 21 days. She will then take care of the chicks for 6 weeks before start laying again.

When will a hen sit on her eggs?

Usually a hen will sit on her eggs after she has laid about 20 eggs.

How long can a fertilized egg survive without heat?

An fertilizer egg can survive for 10 to 14 days with no heat.

How to know if an egg is fertilized and will hatch

Hold the egg between your fingers over a flashlight. You should see lot of veins in the egg. You can check every other day.

When is a Rooster fully grown?

Roosters are concerned adults at between 4 to 6 months

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