With the extreme heat, hatch rates may be lower than normal
Why do we choose these 3 breeds we have mixed together?
Chickens require a feed containing 15% - 24% protein (chicks require an even higher percentage). Such levels can be found in commercial starter and chicken feed, but if you can't get these you can use a feed with less protein and supplement it with grain, sprouts, and bugs. (For free range chickens, it is still good to supplement some of their diet with the protein mix)
Chickens begin to breed and lay eggs at only 20 to 24 weeks of age, You should, of course, use only the biggest and best looking birds for breeding.
The most common reasons for keeping Chickens is for eggs and meat. The eggs are absolutely delicious and considered quite a delicacy. Once a hen begins laying, she will produce approximately 300 eggs over the course of a year (about 210 if you chose not to use supplemental lighting in the winter). The meat is also considered a very delicious.
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Time to start your own flock today!