What is Beijing You or Beijing Fatty Chicken

Called Beijing Fatty in the Philippines, or Beijing Oil (China) chicken due to the appearance of its feathers, the You Chicken is a traditional Chinese breed from the area around Beijing which nearly became extinct in the 1970s. It is now one of 50 rare breeds identified for special protection by the Chinese authorities and …

How to Treat Chicken Ringworm (Buni ng Manok)

Ringworm, also referred to as favus (buni ng manok), is a fungal skin infection caused by a fungus–or more specifically a group of fungi called dermatophytes. The most common dermatophyte species that infect birds are Microsporum gallinae and Trichophyton megini.  Affected chickens may initially develop white, powdery spots and wrinkled crusted along with scabs along …

Davao Beauty Queen, Journalist, Model, Turns Chicken Raisers

DAVAO CITY (PIA) |  A journalist, a model/beauty queen hopeful, and an entrepreneur. Three women with different cosmopolitan backgrounds have ventured into farming, they are the new generation of farmers and agri-entrepreneurs injecting life into an industry with an aging workforce.  (According to data from the Department of Agriculture, Filipino farmers have an average age …

Philippine Chicken Meat Overtakes Pork as Main Source of Protein

While pork had traditionally been the main source of protein for Filipino diets, in 2019, chicken overtook pork for the first time in per capita consumption. Boosted by rising incomes and a growing middle class, the Philippine broiler sector is set to surge. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, dressed chicken production in the Philippines …

News: 364 Boholanon Families Start Raising Native Chickens

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol (PIA) | As many as 364 families in Bohol who are interested in starting a poultry farm have already received 3,140 native chickens with an estimated value of up to P512, 000.00, according to the report shared by the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (OPV). This is also what Atty. John Vistal …

What Is SASSO Chicken

SASSO chickens are one of the most popular chicken brands in the Philippines raised in the backyard and even in large-scale free-ranging like the Pamora Farms in Abra. SASSO (Sélection Avicole de la Sarthe et du Sud Ouest or Poultry Selection from Sarthe and South West), is a France-based poultry breeding company that was founded way back in …

How to Deworm Chickens Using Betel Nut (Pagpurga sa Manok Gamit ang Bunga)

Betel nut (Bunga in Hiligaynon/Ilonggo, Binunga in Cebuano/Bisaya)  is the nut that comes from a plant called Areca. It is sometimes used to make medicine.  Betel nut is a very popular recreational drug in the Philippines especially in Northern Luzon and Bicol Region due to its ability to speed up the central nervous system (CNS). …

How to Cure “Sipon at Halak” Without Using Antibiotic

Treating chicken colds especially when already severe is not an easy task to do but with proper knowledge and care, we can save our birds’ lives if we give proper attention. There are many types of guides on Facebook and YouTube detailing how to treat chicken colds and other respiratory tract infections but most of …