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					                         Egg farming
The most exciting reasons to have chickens would be the production of farm fresh
eggs. The presence of backyard flock provides the opportunity to produce eggs
regularly. This is an interesting and exciting business too. For your flock you don’t
need a rooster to get eggs. Hens will be laying eggs with or without rooster,
normally. If you decide to have fresh eggs to eat so you don’t need a rooster
anyway. Due to the fact the presence of rooster will raise the consumption of
feed and also the cost of egg production. On the other hand if you decide to hatch
eggs certainly you need a rooster in your flock.



Normally within the period five to six months the hens will begin laying eggs while
sometimes this period would change providing deficiencies in their feed and
taking care. In the first session the laying of eggs would be in smaller size and
these will get bigger in size as well as the hens get bigger. Your flock will remain
laying eggs until they are four years old or maybe more than this period. Hens to
reach their peak period needs one to two years and the production of eggs would
go to be one egg per day.



The achievement of good production of eggs is directly proportional to the feed
quality you choose for your flock. The need for proper nutrition is the basic
feature for hen’s egg production. An average need of protein is normally 16 to
18%. There are options to buy healthy and effective feed from the market. Some
feed manufactures produce feed with additional calcium’s to ensure strong egg
shells. If you can’t get proper layer feed then it is required to add calcium from
some other source, for this purpose you can use oyster shell. The proper supply of
fresh water to the cages is much important and quite significant for their health
and egg production. The main causes of lower egg productions a change of
season, diseases, poor nutrition and age of the hens.

				
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