Paralysis in Chicken: What You Need to Know

This year alone, we had 5 chickens die due to what to be suspected as Marek’s Disease and in this article, we are going to discuss this devastating experience. After a tremendous amount of research and consulting with two veterinarians, we concluded that there is a Marek’s Disease inside our chicken coop and what we …

Case Study: Raising Brown Egg Layers

We are receiving a lot of inquiries and questions about raising free-range chicken for egg production so in this article we are going to give you ideas so you can decide whether cage-free egg production is for you. Brown eggs are laid by colored chicken which mostly are Dekalb Brown, Dominant CZ, or other breeds …

Largest, Biggest, and Heaviest Chicken Breeds

Chickens come in different sizes, colors, and beauties but having large chickens are not only entertaining but also profitable if your plan is to sell meat. Like any other animals, size comes with corresponding expenses on feeds. In this article, we are going to show you what are the top ten biggest and largest chicken …

Thymol Fowl-Poxvet: The Best Fowlpox Medicine

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by  Thymol Fowl-Poxvet or any other drug and pharmaceutical company. We write and/or accept contributed articles based on personal experiences. Last Sunday, November 15, our farm caretaker called and told me that one of our Dominant Blue hens has severe fowlpox (bulutong sa manok) on her nose and her …

What is Barred Plymouth Rock (BPR) Chicken

Barred Plymouth Rock or commonly called BPR  is one of the most popular chicken breeds in the Philippines but unknown to many, of all Barred Rocks in the country, only 20% of them could be possibly true BPRs. There are many chicken breeds similar to Barred Plymouth  Rock and that we are going to explain …

Organic Chicken Food: Green Papaya

Much research was conducted on the effectiveness of papaya as chicken food, dewormer, and anti-oxidants. The chemical composition of dried papaya (Carica papaya) skin (DPS) was determined and its potential as a dietary ingredient for broiler chickens was investigated at dietary concentrations of 0, 40, 80, and 120 g/kg. DPS was found to give similar food …

What is Rhode Island Red (RIR) Chicken

Rhode Island Red is arguably the most popular American heritage breed in the Philippines. Because of its high demand, many fake RIR is starting to pop up swindling unsuspected customers. In this article, we are going to explain in detail what you need to know about RIR in the Philippines so the next time you …

Organic Chicken Food – Kamote Leaves

In the previous article, we discussed preparing young banana fruit as an organic alternative for commercial chicken feeds. In this article, we are going to show you how to prepare sweet potato leaves (dahon ng kamoteng baging) and mix them into commercial feeds so we can lower the cost of commercial feeds and at the …

Organic Chicken Food – Young Banana Fruit

The devastation caused by typhoon Quinta left us with tons of damaged banana and many of them have young banana fruits that not even qualified to be made nilupak. Thinking of what can be done, I decided to have some experiment and boiled some. I then sliced it and the chicken really loved it. Here …

What is Brahma Chicken

Brahma chickens are one of the most popular and expensive chicken breeds in the Philippines. They are hard to find and cost a lot of money to get one. A day-old chick would cost around P800 to 1200 and breeders cost around P13 a pair. In this article, we are going to discuss why Brahma …