Meat Chickens!!

Yesterday we got 200 Meat Chicks!!!!! When you get meat hens, it is important to have the following thing already set up. Water, food, shavings, and a heat source. The chicks don’t know what water or food are yet, so it is important to dip their beaks in the water and food. Then put them under the heat lamp, heat pad, or heat table. You would also want to take a head count to make sure you were sent the right amount. You also check for Splay leg (Leg splayed out), Pasty Butt (Poop build up on the vent), and Weakness. Here are ours 🙂

How to Raise Friendly Chickens

Here at H&H Poultry we try our best to raise friendly chickens, heres how.

STEP 1# When you get chicks sit with them and let them get to know you, chicks are very curious.

STEP 2# As the chicks grow, keep going in and handling and start giving treats to them.

STEP 3# Even when your chickens are adults keep handling, giving treats, and even just sitting and watching them be chickens.

STEP 4# You have friendly chickens (Sometimes even if you do this some will still be skittish)

New Project!!!

Hi everyone, I started a very fun experiment: I am hatching eggs!!!! I spent this past week collecting eggs, assembling and testing the incubator. It has paid off, the incubator is running, the eggs are in, and now we wait!! There are 12 eggs, all barnyard mixes, in the incubator. It takes 21-27 days for an egg to hatch. Hatch date is 3/27/2021-4/2/2021. I will keep you posted about their formation and will post pictures of the candling.

Candling is a process that helps you determine if an egg is fertile. You put a flashlight up to an egg that has been in an incubator for at least 3 days. When you candle the egg you should see a little red “chick” starting to form. It is how you know its fertile and may hatch.

Why do you Quarantine Chickens?

Here at H&H Poultry we quarantine our birds. Why? You don’t know if the chicken(s) has some sort of sickness. Keep them separated from the rest. Keep a close eye and look for any sneezing, coughing, nasal discharge, bubbles in the eye, leg mites, and mites. If they do have those symptoms keep them separated from your flock until it has been treated.

Gwen the Guinea Hen has an injury so we separated her from the rest of the flock.

Best Chickens to match your Climate

Some Cold Climate Breeds

  • Silkie ( A variety of colours they also come in Bantam and Standard
  • sizes )
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Rhode Island Red ( Comes in Bantam and standard sizes)
  • Cochin ( There are a variety of colours and they also have a Bantam and standard size)

Some Both Climate Breeds

  • Speckled Sussex
  • Australorp (They come in different colours and they can be Bantams)
  • Wyandotte (They come in different colours and can be Bantams)
  • Orpington (They come in different colours and can be Bantams)

Some Warm Climate Breeds

  • Welsummer (Can be Bantams)
  • Leghorn ( they come in different colours and they can be Bantams)
  • Brahma ( Come in different colour and can be Bantams)
  • Sumatra ( come in Bantam sized and can be different colour)

Some Colored Egg layers

  • Amauracana
  • ( Come in different colours, Lay Blue eggs, and can be Bantams)
  • Easter Egger (Come in different colours and can be bantams)
  • Olive Egger (Comes in different colours, lays, green eggs, can be bantams)
  • Legbar ( They come in different colours, lay Blue, Green, Olive eggs, cam be Bantams)