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Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

1981

Raising chickens

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G81-542 The Home Laying Flock, Part Ii Management, Earl W. Gleaves Jan 1981

G81-542 The Home Laying Flock, Part Ii Management, Earl W. Gleaves

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide contains management suggestions pertinent to the home laying flock.

NebGuide G81-541, The Home Laying Flock, Part I: Getting Started, provides information on the early decisions, housing, equipment and some management procedures related to these topics. This NebGuide covers other management suggestions pertinent to the home laying flock.


G81-541 The Home Laying Flock, Part I Getting Started, Earl W. Gleaves Jan 1981

G81-541 The Home Laying Flock, Part I Getting Started, Earl W. Gleaves

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide tells what is involved in starting a home laying flock.

Home egg operations have maintained popularity in Nebraska. These small flocks provide a means for producing high quality food at home. They also provide the opportunity for young people to learn the responsibility of caring for animals. A well planned, well managed home flock can be a source of personal pleasure and sometimes a source of low-cost eggs.


G81-538 Brooding And Rearing The Home Meat Flock, Earl W. Gleaves Jan 1981

G81-538 Brooding And Rearing The Home Meat Flock, Earl W. Gleaves

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses raising chickens for meat.

The objective of owning and raising a home flock should be to satisfy needs other than income production. For example, many people prefer fryer-type chickens of heavier weights to the lighter weight ranges available in many stores. Product freshness is the objective of some home flock owners; others are interested in the small flock in much the same way that some people are interested in a garden. A well-managed home flock can be a good source of fresh poultry meat. However, home flock producers should not plan to raise more birds than their ...