Egg farming

The most exciting reasons to have chickens would be the production of farm fresh eggs. The presence of backyard flock provides the opportunity to produce eggs regularly. This is an interesting and exciting business too. For your flock you don’t need a rooster to get eggs. Hens will be laying eggs with or without rooster, normally. If you decide to have fresh eggs to eat so you don’t need a rooster anyway. Due to the fact the presence of rooster will raise the consumption of feed and also the cost of egg production. On the other hand if you decide to hatch eggs certainly you need a rooster in your flock.

Normally within the period five to six months the hens will begin laying eggs while sometimes this period would change providing deficiencies in their feed and taking care. In the first session the laying of eggs would be in smaller size and these will get bigger in size as well as the hens get bigger. Your flock will remain laying eggs until they are four years old or maybe more than this period. Hens to reach their peak period needs one to two years and the production of eggs would go to be one egg per day.

The achievement of good production of eggs is directly proportional to the feed quality you choose for your flock. The need for proper nutrition is the basic feature for hen’s egg production. An average need of protein is normally 16 to 18%.  There are options to buy healthy and effective feed from the market. Some feed manufactures produce feed with additional calcium’s to ensure strong egg shells. If you can’t get proper layer feed then it is required to add calcium from some other source, for this purpose you can use oyster shell. The proper supply of fresh water to the cages is much important and quite significant for their health and egg production. The main causes of lower egg productions a change of season, diseases, poor nutrition and age of the hens. 

 By Umar Saleh

    

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