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Yakult For Chickens

Yakult For Chickens

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Probiotics have become very popular in the poultry industry due to the many benefits they offer for the health and productive performance of birds. Currently, there are a wide variety of probiotics for chickens on the market, however, sometimes they are not easy to find and are quite expensive. Yakult is a fermented milk-based product that contains a large number of probiotics. This product is quite popular for human consumption, however, there are those who use it for birds. If you want to know more about the benefits of beneficial bacteria in the use of Yakult in chickens, continue reading the article. Benefits of probiotics Some of the main benefits of supplying probiotics to birds are listed below: Maintenance of the intestinal microflora. Increased activity of the digesti...
How Long Do Fresh Eggs Last

How Long Do Fresh Eggs Last

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How long do fresh eggs last? This question seems simple but has no definite answer. Fresh eggs are inexpensive, natural, and highly nutritious food. There are so many ways to cook eggs, even for those of us who don’t have culinary skills, adding an egg to our favorite dish is a great way to get the protein the body needs. But how long do fresh eggs last before spoiling? If you are a person who lives alone, a box of eggs may stay in your refrigerator for a long time. Unfortunately, the packaged eggs we buy from the grocery store don’t last as long as other packaged foods. How long can fresh eggs last without refrigeration? Before considering how long fresh eggs will keep out of the refrigerator, you will need to decide whether or not you want to wash them. Some people prefer to give th...
How Long Do Chickens Live?

How Long Do Chickens Live?

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Have you ever wondered “How long do chickens live?” This question came up a few days ago while she was feeding Amelia. Amelia is an Andalusian hen and she was a gift from a relative 6 years ago, and recently I realized that she was the longest-running hen in my flock. So how long do chickens live? The average lifespan of chickens is 8 years, but it depends on many factors, including breed, quality of life, and environment. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Matilda was the first hen to receive the title of the oldest living hen in the world in 2004. She died almost 2 years later at the age of 16. Unfortunately, Matilda is the exception to the rule. Many chickens go through their cycle much earlier due to predators or disease. Of course, we conducted an external investigation to a...
Glossary of Terms Related to Chicken

Glossary of Terms Related to Chicken

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Have you heard of the mute? Where does the phrase “pecking order” come from? As the popularity of chicken farming continues to grow, many new terms have been introduced into the vernacular, but for those who are new to raising poultry or are considering acquiring their first chicks, the language can sometimes be confusing. Many of the terms used in chicken rearing are obvious or easy to understand when used in context, but a glossary of terms is helpful when trying to learn more about this popular hobby or at least answer questions from your curious neighbors. We invite you to review the glossary of poultry terms prepared by gallinaponedora.com. Some may sound familiar, but learning these terms will have even new hen keepers sound like experts in no time. Here are the essential ch...
Glossary of Poultry-Related Terms (English-Tagalog)

Glossary of Poultry-Related Terms (English-Tagalog)

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This glossary of poultry-related terms is not complete and is being updated regularly. If you have something to add, please leave a comment below. A Abdomen – area between the keel and the pubic (hip) bones. Likurang bahagi ng ilalim ng manok sa pagitan ng mga paa at puwet. Air cell – the air space between the two shell membranes, usually at the large end of the egg. Parte ng itlog na walang laman. Albumen – the white of the egg. Puting bahagi ng itlog. Alektorophobia – the fear of chickens. Ang tawag sa takot sa manok o may Phobia sa manok. Anatomy – the structure systems of an animal (skeletal, muscular, digestive, etc.) Kabuuan ng mga parte ng katawan ng manok. APA – American Poultry Association Avian – pertaining to birds. Ang tawag sa lahat ng uri ng ibon kung saan...
Free Range, Cage-free, Organic, Pastured Chicken: What’s The Difference

Free Range, Cage-free, Organic, Pastured Chicken: What’s The Difference

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Have you heard something called  "Pastured chicken" here in the Philippines? Almost 99% of eggs sold in the Philippine market came from layers that are confined in battery cages. But as consumers become more aware of the living conditions of these birds in battery cages on large poultry farms, there is a growing demand for meat and eggs from chickens that are treated humanely. There are several terms used by chicken growers on calling their flock and sometimes some of these terms are used to mislead the consumers. When you shop for eggs in supermarkets like SM, Puregold, Robinsons, etc, you will be presented with different labels. There are “fresh farm organic eggs”, “cage-free”, free-range”, “premium fresh eggs”, and other terms. These terms are mainly used for marketing purposes. We a...
Ducks vs Chickens: Advantages of Raising Ducks over Chickens

Ducks vs Chickens: Advantages of Raising Ducks over Chickens

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Have you ever asked yourself which is better to raise: ducks vs chickens? It is very common that in ranches and backyards, the raising of ducks and chickens is carried out in parallel, many times in the same pen and others separately, whatever the method, there are differences that make it easier to raise the duck over the hens. Ducks are often thought to be more difficult to raise than chickens since they require a large pond to muddy the entire pen and are larger birds, there is nothing more false than that. Ducks are smarter, neater, and have a behavior that makes handling easier. So below we present a list of the advantages of handling it. Advantages of Ducks vs Chickens The behavior is one of the characteristics that differ the most when it comes to raising this poultry, since, u...
Common Chicken Diseases and How to Treat Them

Common Chicken Diseases and How to Treat Them

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Chicken diseases can range from a temporary disorder that can temporarily affect egg-laying, to fatal infections that can cause the death of our birds. That is why at gallinaponedora.com we have compiled information on ten of the most common chicken diseases so that you can diagnose your birds and discover what treatment you can follow! The Most Common Chicken Diseases 1. Bumblefoot: Foot disease Bumblefoot (also known as pododermatitis) (tibak sa paa ng manok – Tagalog) is a staph infection that develops on the soles of chicken feet. Bumblefoot is one of the most common chicken diseases experienced by many chicken farmers nationwide. This infection is usually caused by a small cut or splinter that goes unnoticed. The infection begins under the skin and causes a cyst-like structure. ...
Chicken Feed Guide for Broilers and Layers

Chicken Feed Guide for Broilers and Layers

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Are you looking for the perfect chicken feed guide but can't find the right one? Continue reading. One of the most common questions we get is how much feed I need.  While there are many factors that impact how much feed your chickens will need over the years we have established the following guidelines based on years of experience. Although this chicken feeding schedule is designed primarily for Filipino farmers here in the Philippines, this is also applicable to chicken farmers in other countries as long as you have the feed equivalent of what we mentioned here. This chicken feed guide is separated into two parts. The first one is for the broiler and the second part is for layers. Layers and broilers have different feed consumption. Chicken Feed Guide for Broilers Starter Feed. Af...
Blue Chicken Eggs: All You Need to Know

Blue Chicken Eggs: All You Need to Know

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Blue chicken eggs are related to the Mapuche breed, also known as Araucana, but it is not the only species of hen, also Ameraucana and Collonca breeds produce the famous blue-colored eggs. These eggs can be blue or greenish, they have a similar amount of nutrients as white eggs. However, as we will see later, blue eggs have a lower cholesterol level and more protein than the rest. Why are there blue eggs? The color of the egg can vary, having a hue that ranges from light blue to greenish-blue. But the varieties of its color do not occur by themselves, various agents cause this color change in the shell of the eggs. The blue color of the peel is due to a pepper called biliverdin. That it is a product of the transformation of hemoglobin. This pigment is incorporated into the egg at t...