|Better Farming Series 13 - Keeping Chickens (FAO - INADES, 1977, 48 p.)|
|Small livestock farming in the villages|
|Little work but yields little|
|Chicken farming must be improved|
|The animal husbandry services help|
|How to choose poultry|
|Traditional types of poultry|
|To improve poultry|
|Good cocks must be selected|
|Good hens must be selected|
|Good chicks must be selected|
|How to feed poultry|
|To feed poultry well is important and difficult|
|Poultry need good feed|
|How poultry make use of food and water|
|Body- building feeds: proteins|
|Special needs of chicks, laying hens, and table poultry|
|How to protect poultry against disease|
|Preventing poultry from getting ill|
|Main diseases of poultry|
|How to house poultry|
|How to build a poultry house|
|Drinking troughs and fountains|
|How to choose and look after hens to produce chicks|
|Here is an example|
|Suggested question paper|
71. All poultry must be vaccinated when they are very young, before they have begun to lay eggs.
Young birds that have not been vaccinated do not resist diseases, and die.
If you have to vaccinate a hen that is laying, it will not lay any more eggs. Vaccination is generally used against fowl pox, cholera and Newcastle disease.
There are two chief ways of vaccinating:
· mixing the vaccine with the
· by making injections.
The animal husbandry service teaches farmers how and when to give injections. Ask the animal husbandry service for clear instructions and vaccine.