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At what age are broilers ready to be dressed for home use?

8-8 1/2 weeks

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At what age do chickens start laying eggs?

5-5 1/2 months

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When should you get birds for a 4H flock?

March or April

3

How old are chickens when they don't need heat?

6 weeks

4

What percent of the cost of raising chickens goes into buying feed?

70%

5

What percent of protein does a starter rations need for broilers?

23%

6

What are the symptoms of marek's disease?

Loss in weight, paralysis in legs or wings, and sudden death

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True or false fowl pox is a virus?

True

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How much space does a dual propose breed need?

3 sq ft

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What are the signs of a good egg layer?

Bright red comb, soft abdomen, large moist vent, 3-5 finger spread between pelvic bone

10

How many nest are need for every 4 hens?

One

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When pullets are 0-6 weeks, they use how many pounds of starter feed?

100 pounds

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What disease is of the intestinal tract?

Coccidiosis

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Coccidiosis is caused by?

Microscopic single-celled animals called protozoa

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What are the symptoms of Coccidiosis?

Birds may appear sleepy, pale, ruffled, and unthrifty, may also have bloody droppings

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What medicine can be used to treat Coccidiosis?

coccidiostat

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What Virus do they recommend you vaccinate against?

Marek’s Disease, Foul Pox, Newcastle disease, bronchitis

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What is the symptom of Fowl pox?

Blisters and scabs on the combs and wattles

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What are 2 viral respiratory diseases?

Newcastle and bronchitis

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What is Culling?

Removal of sick or injured birds from the flock.

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Poor Layers have the following features

A dull or shriveled comb, a hard fatty abdomen, a small round dry vent, 1 to 2 fingers spread between pelvic bones

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Good Layer should have the following features:

Bright red comb, a soft pliable abdomen, large moist vent, 3 to 5 fingers spread between pelvic bones