Presentation on theme: "Made by Kathi, Steffi & Marie- Lin Steffi. 1.THE CHICKEN‘S BODY (Steffi) 2.EGGS (Kathi) 3.DISEASES (Marie-Lin) 4. KEEPING CHICKENS (Kathi) 5.RAISING CHICKS."— Presentation transcript:
Made by Kathi, Steffi & Marie- Lin Steffi
1.THE CHICKEN‘S BODY (Steffi) 2.EGGS (Kathi) 3.DISEASES (Marie-Lin) 4. KEEPING CHICKENS (Kathi) 5.RAISING CHICKS (Marie-Lin) 6.BREEDS (Steffi) 7.FOOD FOR CHICKENS (Marie-Lin) 8.PRODUCTS FROM CHICKENS (Kathi)
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Hens that produce brown eggs are larger than the white egg- producing hens. We see a picture of a fried egg. Most people eat it for breakfast. Kathi
There are a few major things that you can do to reduce disease: 1. Make sure the chickens get a balanced diet, taking into account their age. 2. Keep the coop fairly clean 3. Make sure food is kept clean and dry and not used after the use-by date (generally 2-3 months after purchase for mash and pellets). 4. Make sure water is clean. Prevent faeces from falling in by putting it at back height, and don't let anything else get in either. For example, rotting organic matter in the water causes botulism, which can kill. Mites, Foot louse, Pips or Coligranulamatose. Deformities: Abbacies, the chickens have no wings, Kokizitose, they get diarrhoea, marek, that's a palsy. Many chicks die because of this sickness! Bird Flu: It spread to Europe from Aisa and killed many animals and some people too! Marie-Lin
There are different types of keeping chickens: laying battery ground-range outdoor enclosure free-range actory farming small group-range Laying battery: The picture shows us a modern factory using a battery cage system in buildings of containing thousands of birds in poor conditions. The typical cage, only a couple of feet wide, houses 4-6 hens for more than a year. Kathi
. Heat should be provided by a heat lamp hung over the brooder until the birds are fully feathered. The heat needs to be started off at about 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and reduced by 5 degrees every week until they are fully feathered, at around 5-8 weeks. Chicks should be happily moving around the brooder, and evenly distributed. If the chicks are huddled underneath the heat lamp then they are too cold and the heat lamp should be lowered. If they are panting and squished against the sides of the brooder then they are too hot and the heat lamp should be raised. Marie-Lin
A bantam is a small chicken. Bantams are also sometimes refered to affectionately as banties. Some keep them due to space restrictions, others say they have better personalities, but they do lay eggs that are about half the size of a large or standard sized chicken. The birds are about 1/4 of the size of standard chickens Chickens come in two basic sizes. These are standards and bantams. Below is an explanation to these terms: A standard breed of chicken is the same as a large breed. They are larger than bantams and lay larger eggs. These are often a good choice for people who want to sell eggs or those that have enough space. Standards can easily be kept in the back garden situation (I do) but some people prefer to keep bantams because of their small size. Bantam Standard Marie Lin Bankiva was the first chicken. It lived six hundred years ago in the woods.
FOOD FOR CHICKEN Pellets Pellets Pellets are usually about a centemeter long and 2 millimetres wide. They are a bit more expensive than mash, but they cause less wastage. Mash is a ground up version of pellets. It takes longer for chickens to eat, meaning that they are occupied for longer. It is also cheaper than pellets. Water must always be available to hens. If they do not have water then they will not lay eggs, get very agitated and if they are without water for too long then they will die. Some people have problems with water freezing. You can buy water heaters made specifically for the purpose. Marie-Lin They like to eat maize.
We see some Chicken products in shops like Billa, or Hofer). How they kill a chicken is not nice to see but you should also learn. What they first do is cut them in the neck. Second they take the feathers off their bodies. Thirdly they cut their legs and put them in hot water before they put them in the freezer. When they have finished they send them to shops and then we eat them. Kathi