As spring is now upon us, many begin to think about raising some baby chicks for the home flock or to supply eggs for sale. There are several considerations for those contemplating purchasing a few chicks.
Chickens are quite suitable for most small farming enterprises. The birds produce eggs and/or meat for the table and a great nitrogen rich fertilizer for the garden. To have a successful flock, all producers, large and small must follow a few simple rules for years of productivity and enjoyment.
Guidelines for feeding small flocks of meat-type chickens. Includes a discussion of standard versus organic feeds, mixing feeds at home, and alternatives to traditional ingredients.This publication is available as a PDF and as an eBookLearn more about downloading OSU Extension eBooks.After...
Discusses ways to ensure that residues of coccidiostats, antimicrobials, wormers, mold-inhibitors, and pesticides are not present in poultry or eggs when they are marketed. Provides clear guidelines for calculating withdrawal times for medication.