Should you keep a few chickens around in order to have fresh eggs every day, then raising chickens isn’t a big deal for you. But if you are thinking about raising hundreds, even thousands of chickens to supply the market with fresh chicken and eggs, then what you don’t understand about chicken farming could certainly hurt both you and your budding enterprise. In contrast to the chickens in cartoons of old, nests don’t come complete with little tubes by which the eggs roll down to a waiting basket, prepared for you to pick up and cart away. Correct handling and maintaining of both your chickens and their eggs can make all the difference, not just in the number of eggs that are released, but also the numbers of chicks that fruitfully hatch 21 days after they’re laid.
Rearing chickens means setting up chicken houses properly, maintaining clean and sterile conditions for producing uniform sized eggs, and understanding what to do as soon as you gather and transfer the fertilized eggs into the incubator. Sure, you may allow the chickens do it, but in today’s fast-paced, competitive world, you have to be in front of the game, and take the proper steps to get maximum efficiency in your egg and chick production.
We all know that to do that, you need happy, healthy chickens, with optimum hatching situations. There is more to hatching an egg than simply placing it into an incubator and leaving it until it hatches. There is likewise much more to maintaining your chicken hatchery and chicken houses than simply feeding the birds. Precautions must be taken for the safety of the chicks and also the hens and roosters. Chicken to rooster ratios should be precisely right.
You even have to know what to do and how to care for your chicks as soon as they’re born. For instance, chicks need to be introduced to a perch as soon as they reach 6 weeks of age. Chicken houses should be kept lockedall the time and conditions, and personnel should be strictly supervised. Checking your chickens for avian diseases, and understanding the procedures to assist prevent them, is also extremely important.
After that, if bad conditions occur, and you notice that you simply have some sick birds, you need to realize what to do to prevent further infestation. The last thing you need is for influenza to spread to all the rest of your chickens. Not enough action, too late could bring about huge losses, and no business can stand up to that. Also, in a few cases, as with the avian flu, the potential for spreading to humans may also be quite harmful.
Shabbat Lunch : Jerry Frohmader Presents: JAZZ PIANISTS
The piano has been an integral part of the jazz idiom since its inception, in both solo and ensemble settings. In this class we will listen to and see some of jazz’s most virtuosic and compelling piano players. Through the use of audio and video recording as well as live style demonstrations, we will look at their influence, style and uniqueness. Included will be Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Mary Lou Williams, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and others.