Flashcards in Raising Blue Ribbon Pullets Deck (22):
At what age are broilers ready to be dressed for home use?
8-8 1/2 weeks
At what age do chickens start laying eggs?
5-5 1/2 months
When should you get birds for a 4H flock?
March or April
How old are chickens when they don't need heat?
What percent of the cost of raising chickens goes into buying feed?
What percent of protein does a starter rations need for broilers?
What are the symptoms of marek's disease?
Loss in weight, paralysis in legs or wings, and sudden death
True or false fowl pox is a virus?
How much space does a dual propose breed need?
3 sq ft
What are the signs of a good egg layer?
Bright red comb, soft abdomen, large moist vent, 3-5 finger spread between pelvic bone
How many nest are need for every 4 hens?
When pullets are 0-6 weeks, they use how many pounds of starter feed?
What disease is of the intestinal tract?
Coccidiosis is caused by?
Microscopic single-celled animals called protozoa
What are the symptoms of Coccidiosis?
Birds may appear sleepy, pale, ruffled, and unthrifty, may also have bloody droppings
What medicine can be used to treat Coccidiosis?
What Virus do they recommend you vaccinate against?
Marek’s Disease, Foul Pox, Newcastle disease, bronchitis
What is the symptom of Fowl pox?
Blisters and scabs on the combs and wattles
What are 2 viral respiratory diseases?
Newcastle and bronchitis
What is Culling?
Removal of sick or injured birds from the flock.
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