When to cull a chicken from the flock
Choosing to cull a chicken from your flock is
seldom an easy decision, but without careful culling your flock will
end up full of non-productive birds. Some chicken-keepers
simplify matters by starting a new batch of laying hens each year and
killing their two year old hens once the younger birds begin to lay,
while other people go to the other extreme and keep every chicken until
they die of old age. I stick to a middle of the road approach,
but lean a bit more toward the latter method than I should if I wanted
the optimal laying flock.
Having a spare homemade chicken waterer on hand makes it simple to isolate a problem hen.
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