Come prendersi cura delle galline ovaiole nella piccola fattoria

La gallina ovaiola è un termine comune per una femmina di gallina cresciuta che viene allevata principalmente per la deposizione delle uova. Alcuni polli vengono allevati per la carne, mentre altri vengono allevati per produrre uova e alcuni hanno un duplice scopo. Le persone possono usare galline ovaiole più anziane per il cibo o allevare galli insieme alle galline, ma inviare i galli come uccelli giovani e paffuti per il tavolo.
If you want to raise laying hens, decide what kind of chicken coop you will need for them. You will need to ensure you are meeting the laws of your city, county, and state. These may limit the number of animals you can keep, whether or not you can have a rooster, and where the coop can be located in relation to your property line.
Your set-up will also vary if you buy baby chicks, pullets (under 1-year-old), mature laying hens, and whether you will keep a rooster or not. Chicks need much more warmth to ensure their survival. Your chicken coop needs enough light, usually set on a timer, to mature your pullets to lay eggs and keep your hens producing throughout the year. If you live in a cold climate, you’ll need to make sure that your laying hens are set up to be comfortable through the winter .
Laying hens need their nest boxes cleaned monthly. You will also need to clean and sanitize the coop thoroughly once or twice a year, taking everything out and washing it down with a 1-to-10 bleach solution.
If you allow your chickens free-range privileges, they can eat anything from insects and grains to berries, seeds, and plants. Be aware that they will scratch at your decorative plants and in your vegetable garden, so you will want to be able to protect those areas. Some farmers feed their hens, bread and extra cow’s milk, though others advise against it.