Chicken Farming

Chickens are descendants of the red and grey junglefowl. The artificial selection created about 400 chicken breeds, each with unique characteristics including social interactions and family structure. For example, flocks still consist mainly of lead roosters who fight other males to be dominant hen’s mate while subordinate male chickens help protect them from predators along with hens and their chicks that they raise together in a nest on high branches or barn beams just as they do in nature.

Sussex Chicken: Raising Happy Chicken

Speckled Sussex chicken its origin is from England. And its name comes from the place where development is specifically Sussex County and the color of its plumage. It is a noble bird and the oldest, good laying like the leghorn hen and with great maternal instinct. Unlike other breeds that eggs must be incubated artificially, this is not, because it is the natural instinct. It is a docile bird, its …

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Pekin Chicken: British Breed of Chicken

The first Beijing Pekin chicken has their origin in looking that was made to the private collection of the Emperor of China in Beijing. This was carried out when the Opium War ended around 1860. Although there are historical sources that these species came into the hands of Queen Victoria from China, in early 1840. They are known in the United States and Canada as Cochins. The Pekin Bantam is …

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Sumatra Chicken: A Breed of Fighting Chicken

The Sumatra chicken is a very old breed originally from the islands of Sumatra and Malaysia. Despite its bearing reminiscent of the fighters, is a bird with a very docile behavior. It was imported into America around 1847 and into Europe around 1882. It seems that they are the product of a mutation suffered by the Bankivas roosters that also inhabit the island. The Sumatra breed of chicken is a …

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Egg-Bound Chicken: Resolving an Emergency

An egg-bound chicken cannot pass an egg from its oviduct. Although chickens are relatively easy to raise and have few health problems, occasionally an egg-laying hen will be forced. The term egg-bound chicken means exactly what it looks like: an egg joins inside the chicken and does not come out. The chicken is uncomfortable and stops completely. However, a chicken egg with destiny can be treated and the condition is …

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Shamo Chicken: Fighting Chickens of Thailand

Shamo Chicken is a  breed originating in Siam (today Thailand) during the seventeenth century. Descended from the lineage of the Malays and the origin of the name “Shamo” or “Shamu” is very old in Siam because it is thought that it comes from the word Siamo. From Siam, taken by the Japanese conquerors to Japan. Many races have been derived from the original copies. This breed is very similar to …

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Andalusian Chicken: A Spanish Breed of Bird

Andalusian chicken has its origin in Great Britain since it was the English that introduced them to Spain. They arrived in Spain through Gibraltar and El Port of Santa Maria. These hens are typical of the Cadiz, Seville and Malaga areas. At the end of the 20th century, a group of Andalusian amateurs worked on the selection and standardization of the type of Andalusian hen. This species had been bred …

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