|Better Farming Series 13. Keeping Chickens (FAO, 1977, 48 p.)|
|How to house poultry|
86. Choose hens of a good breed, that do not have pullorum disease.
Mate them with a cock of good breed that also does not have pullorum.
In that way the eggs are fertilized: they produce
Choose hens that give a lot of big eggs.
In order to know which hens produce a lot of big eggs, they are made to lay in nests that close after the hen has gone in.
Choose hens that sit on the eggs.
These hens should be big, in good health and have plenty of feathers.
Separate them from the other hens.
Put them in a corner of the poultry house surrounded by netting, with a feeding trough and drinking trough with fount.
Feed them very well and protect them well against parasites.
As broody hens do not move, they can easily catch parasites.
Kill these parasites with wood ashes or with products that are sold for the purpose.