Guineas, chickens and the persistent setting pullet
- Experimenting with chickens. Ovefelt, Willene // Countryside & Small Stock Journal;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 89 Issue 1, p78
Explores a system used in finding best chicken meat and egg layers. Effect of commercial feed on chickens; Breeds of chicken a breeder can experiment with; Mystery in setting hens.
- The effect of egg weight on the hatchability and growth performance of New Hampshire and Rhode Island Red chicks. De Witt, F.; Schwalbach, L. M. J. // South African Journal of Animal Science;2004, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p62
A trial was conducted to determine the effect of egg-weight on the hatchability and growth performance of chickens. Large and medium eggs of New Hampshire (NH) and Rhode Island Red (RIR) hens were grouped in four categories, according to their weight and breed. Twenty-seven eggs from each group...
- Our experiences with broody hens. Mullen, Jeanne // Countryside & Small Stock Journal;May/Jun99, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p87
Provides information on how to raise broody hens. Features of Araucanas; Flavor quality of rooster meat; Recommended place for hens to brood its eggs; Advantages of fresh grass to hens; Advice on the use of a bantam for hatching eggs; Advantages of sprouted wheat for feeding hens.
- Rearer's role is crucial to a good pullet. // Poultry World;Mar2006, Vol. 160 Issue 3, p22
The article considers the influence of pullet rearing on poultry productivity. Pullet rearing is recognized as a crucial part of the production chain and has a significant effect on profitability. To get the best out of the system, poultry producers and rearers need to work closely together...
- Effect of floor density on growth performance of Pearl Grey guinea fowl replacement pullets. Nahashon, S. N.; Adefope, N.; Wright, D. // Poultry Science;Jun2011, Vol. 90 Issue 6, p1371
Little is known of the optimal floor density for the Pearl Grey (PG) guinea fowl pullet. Hence, the objective of this study was to determine the effect of varying floor density on the growth performance of PC guinea fowl pullets. In 3 replicates, 1-d-old guinea keets (n = 786) were weighed...
- Rearing for a new generation. Cruickshank, Graham // Poultry World;Aug2005, Vol. 159 Issue 8, p47
Features Michael and Carole Hodgkins, specialist pullet breeders in Great Britain. Services provided by Hodgkins to their customers; Breeds of chicken being reared by the couple; Approach used by Michael in rearing chicken.
- Pullets and Cockerels. // Complete Beginners Guide to Raising Small Animals: Everything Yo;2009, p73
The article focuses on pullets or cockerels chickens, which are under one year old and are easier to care for becasue they are old enough to be on their own and they can be outside without constant supervision because they have feathers to keep them warm.
- Breeding perfromance in the Italian chicken breed Mericanel della Brianza. Cerolini, Silvia; Madeddu, Manuela; Zaniboni, Luisa; Cassinelli, Chiara; Mangiagalli, Maria G.; Marelli2, Stefano P. // Italian Journal of Animal Science;Oct2010, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p382
In Italy, 90 local avian breeds were described; the majority (61%) were classified as extinct and only 8.9% as still widely spread. Therefore, efforts for conservation of Italian avian breeds are urgently required. The aim of this study was to record the breeding performance of the Italian breed...
- Effect of Rearing Dietary Regimen, Feeder Space and Density on Egg Production, Quality and Size Distribution in Two Strains of Brown Egg Layers. Anderson, K. E.; P. K. Jenkins // International Journal of Poultry Science;2011, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p169
Step-Up Protein (SUP) rearing regimens can reduce Feed Consumption (FC) and Body Weight (BW), while still resulting in pullets with equal or superior egg production and egg mass to pullets grown on a Step-Down Protein (SDP) program. Egg weight has been reduced due to SUP programs, presumably due...