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    ArticlePoultry Advice25-06-2013
    It could be argued that the chicken industry today is in a bad state. Cost cutting has led to an all round lower quality in poultry that have had incredible impacts on nature and the environment. People are desperate for ethical and local choices and there is huge potential for the right people that are willing to put in the effort. Running a chicken farm though is hard enough and making a busi...

    ArticlePoultry Advice04-06-2013
    Chickens are, unfortunately, are very attractive animals for many predators out there and by keeping chickens you are going to attract a lot of unwanted attention looking for an easy meal. Animals that regularly prey on chickens are foxes, owls, falcons, cats, rats and many more. If you look after chickens then we have produced a guide on how best to protect them from predators trying to catch ...

    ArticlePoultry Advice08-04-2013
    We have put together a short guide on how to look after chickens. Whether you are interested in hens that lay or birds for meat we can give you the advice on how to give them the best possible environment for welfare and well-being.   Chickens are easy to care for, inexpensive and highly rewarding. You should ask yourself some questions before you go about raising them though. ...

    ArticlePoultry Advice16-01-2012
    Ostrich breeding has become a business in the United States. Purchasing breeding ostriches is the most costly way to start your business, but they start breeding almost immediately. Eggs and chicks may be less expensive, but you will need to wait three years before you see a return on your investment. If you choose the right pair of ostriches, you will be richly rewarded. Female ostriches can...

    ArticlePoultry Advice16-01-2012
    Ostriches are raised for their meat, feathers and skin on small- to mid-sized ostrich farms. Many ostriches live to approximately 70 years of age. They range from 7 to 8 feet tall, weigh up to 450 lbs. and run as fast as 40 miles per hour. Ostriches are a hardy breed and adults often will not use take shelter in their house on an ostrich farm, except in extreme weather conditions of wind, sn...

    ArticlePoultry Advice16-01-2012
    Raising ostriches can provide a viable supplemental income, if you have the land, the time and money available for the upstart costs. The large birds--which weigh up to 250 lbs. and stand 7 feet tall--are raised for their meat, oil and feathers. Ostrich leather is a popular product used for making boots and purses. Ostrich eggs weigh up to five lbs., and sell for $40 to $50 in 2010. They are ...

    ArticlePoultry Advice16-01-2012
    Ostrich farming is becoming popular in the United States. Some people raise ostriches for the meat while other people raise ostriches for the oil that is used in cosmetics or for the feathers. If you want to get into ostrich farming, you will have to learn how to care for baby ostriches.   Caring for the Chick 1- Allow the chick to hatch on its own; do not help the eggs hatch. Ostr...

    ArticlePoultry Advice16-01-2012
    Ostrich farming has been popular in other countries for years, and is recently becoming popular in the United States. Ostriches are farmed for their meat, feathers and a hide that is similar to leather. While caring for adult ostriches is easier than ostrich chicks, there are many things that you need to do to keep adult ostriches healthy. 1- Decide how you're going to house your ostriches. T...

    ArticlePoultry Advice28-11-2011
    The main reasons for small scale poultry keeping are: Chickens as a Pet or Hobby Saving Money - the Economics of Home Produced Eggs. Better Poultry Welfare Standards Nutrional Safety and Benefits   There are, of course, a few reasons not to keep chickens. Why not to keep chickens Chickens as a Pet or Hobby Some people can see the attraction in keeping ch...

    ArticlePoultry Advice18-11-2011
      Good hand-feeding methods, proper socialization and weaning are very important aspects in raising chicks. Breeders are using a variety of methods for feeding their chicks.   1- Feeding utensils: The syringe or feeding spoon should be sterile and available. If you decide on a syringe, they have really good ones in your local (better) drug stores - in the BABY section. They also ...

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