Chicken Poultry Husbandry

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Chicken Poultry Husbandry

#1 Post by CreoleGenius » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:08 pm

All things poultry should be served up here. I have raised chickens for 25 years, and I am always learning something new. I might respond with suggestions, but don't consider me your family veterinarian.

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Re: Chicken Poultry Husbandry

#2 Post by dirtmurphy » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:14 pm

Here is some good information on preventing and treating frostbite in chickens
http://www.poultrydvm.com/condition/frostbite

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#3 Post by dirtmurphy » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:17 am

Here are some books that I consider essential for chicken keepers. I refer to them frequently.

Storeys Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow
The Chicken Health Handbook by Gail Damerow
Chicken Tractor by Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman
City Chicks by Patricia Foreman

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Re: Chicken Poultry Husbandry

#4 Post by Andy F » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:33 am

The Chicken Health Handbook. by Gail Damerow
PDF etc - https://archive.org/details/TheChickenH ... ok/page/n1

How to Tell the Sex of an Egg Before Incubation, and How to Tell the Sex of a Chick When Hatched.
by Quisenberry, Thomas E., 1875-unknown,
Publication date 1921

Let me know how it works out, the chicks might be gender switchers these days :D
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Re: Chicken Poultry Husbandry

#5 Post by dirtmurphy » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:27 pm

Hens can spontaneously switch genders. The left ovary produces estrogen, the right one produces testosterone. If the left ovary stops functioning for whatever reason, the hen will develop a larger comb, male feathering, can start crowing and mounting other hens, as well as in rare cases, actually father offspring. If the left ovary starts to function again, she can go back to laying eggs. A "rooster" named Basel was burned at the stake for witchcraft because he started laying eggs.
Strange, but true.

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#6 Post by Andy F » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:37 pm

@dirtmurphy WOW! I kinda had an idea & was alluding that they are gender switchers. Snails are like that, nature, so slow they'd lose the chance to mate if they had to slide on the hunt for too long :lol:
Poor rooster Basel, he/she gave eggs so he was not useless. Was he BBQ'd for dinner?

I posted a good number of chicken PDF books in the Zone yesterday. Several really huge books pub'd post 2008, & another one from Gail Damerow.
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