The Incredible Egg!
And my name                 is Dustin .Hi my name is   Brandon.
We chose tostudy chickens becausewe love to eat eggs. Theonly thing is, you can’t geteggs from just any animal.We get our ...
It’s not only that eggs are so tasty...
They are also full ofvitamins that willmake you healthy,wealthy, and wise.
at the nutritious side of eggs.
Eggs are known as a SUPPER                  food !!!• One egg has half a carbohydrate. This is great for diabetics that  n...
Eggs also...• The egg is a good source of calcium which will help keep  headaches away.• An incredible egg will help in th...
Let’s see what                Vitamin A                                                               Protein             ...
Many products are    made  from eggs!
Eggs are used in makinghair and skin shiny and healthy.
Egg is even used in dog food.
All of this goodness comes from chicken eggs, but you can’t getit from any chicken. So we hadto choose what kind of chicke...
There are many different breeds of     chickens used for many         different things.
Some are used for their meat. Cornish            Australorps
These chickens are for incubating  Ancon             eggs.        Silks   a
And there are chickens forIsa brown            laying.          Spangled Hamburg     White Leghorn   Plymouth Rock
We chose Isa browns because they aregood layers, most readily available, and          don’t go broody.
Now we have thechickens, but that is not all it takes to get those      incredible eggs.
There is a lot of work involved, and a lot of studying and research to do.
Building a house for your            chickens. Having proper housing for your chickens is  important.Foxes like chickens s...
They also need a place to get out of therain as chickens don’t like to be wet.                   Inside your house you wou...
Nest are important.. The nest must be in a dark, and quite place that will be warm. It is also a good idea to have a wayto...
The reason we put garlic in their water is to                keep them from getting worms . They needlots of cleanwater wi...
It is also importantto clip one of theirwings, or else your  chickens will fly         away.
To get good eggproduction youmust feed your    chickens   properly.
We feed our chickens free rangelayer pellets with grit. However there are several waysto feed them, but you must remember ...
Chickens need vitamins, and minerals to havethe energy for laying eggs. The main thingsthey need is protein, and calcium. ...
Although you need to feed your chickens layer pellets , free  range chickens get a lot of their food from the paddock.
Hygiene is very important. If you  don’t have highhygiene standardsyou might kill your whole flock with     diseases.
There are severaldiseases they can getthat will affect their       laying.
Here are a few of them. Newcastle disease- There is no hope for the bird  if it has gotten this disease, but you can help...
 Avian pox- Avian pox is transmitted by  mozzies, in direct contact, and  direct contact of the skin. Gumboro, Mycoplasm...
Bugs are a problem!
These are some bugs to look out for.• Lice are a big problem and hard to get rid of  some times. There are six varieties o...
• Bed bugs will stop egg producing.• If your chickens have any of these bugs they  will be itching and pulling out their f...
Even with all of that work you might             lose some.
Here is were studyingtakes place.We are trying to find outwhat made this chickendie, so that we canprevent from losing any...
now It is thechickens’ job to lay the eggs.
Watching for chickens eating          eggs. But if you don’t get as many eggs as you think you should, It wouldn’t be bad ...
As you can see it is a big process to takecare of your chickens.With proper care theywill pick up from here.
Now that the   chickens have   worked hard atlaying the eggs, we  gather the eggs!
Secondlywe wash theeggs.
We cook the eggs!
Now forthe best  part; eating   the eggs!
It is a lot of work to getthe incredible  egg. But itpays of in the end to have   chickens.
References• http://www.backyardchickens.com/• http://www.organicvet.co.uk/DiseaseManage/DiseaseManage1.ht  m• http://www.h...
WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE SPONSORS OF THE    2011 CREAM OF THE CROP COMPETITIONPLATINUM   GOLD    SILVER                   B...
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  1. 1. The Incredible Egg!
  2. 2. And my name is Dustin .Hi my name is Brandon.
  3. 3. We chose tostudy chickens becausewe love to eat eggs. Theonly thing is, you can’t geteggs from just any animal.We get our eggs fromchickens.
  4. 4. It’s not only that eggs are so tasty...
  5. 5. They are also full ofvitamins that willmake you healthy,wealthy, and wise.
  6. 6. at the nutritious side of eggs.
  7. 7. Eggs are known as a SUPPER food !!!• One egg has half a carbohydrate. This is great for diabetics that need to keep their carbohydrates low.• The egg is a good source of B1,B2 and B12. This is important in pregnancy to develop the brain of the baby.• It is good for body builders because the high protein level it has.• It is also high in zinc. Zinc improves the flow of blood to the brain preventing mental deterioration.
  8. 8. Eggs also...• The egg is a good source of calcium which will help keep headaches away.• An incredible egg will help in the fight against cancer because of its vitamin A and vitamin D content .• The egg is something you need to take when you are anomic because it has folic acid.• It also has many other vitamins such as potassium, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin E, vitamin K, and all other vitamins except for vitamin c .
  9. 9. Let’s see what Vitamin A Protein 260 IUis packed in 3.35 gthat incredible Folic Acid 32 mcg Iron 1.04 mgegg. Calcium 28 mg Magnesium 6 mg Vitamin E 0.78 IU Vitamin B2 Vitamin B 12 0.15 mg 0.773 mg Vitamin D Selenium 15.4 mcg Cystine Zinc 0.145 0.72 mg
  10. 10. Many products are made from eggs!
  11. 11. Eggs are used in makinghair and skin shiny and healthy.
  12. 12. Egg is even used in dog food.
  13. 13. All of this goodness comes from chicken eggs, but you can’t getit from any chicken. So we hadto choose what kind of chickens to get.
  14. 14. There are many different breeds of chickens used for many different things.
  15. 15. Some are used for their meat. Cornish Australorps
  16. 16. These chickens are for incubating Ancon eggs. Silks a
  17. 17. And there are chickens forIsa brown laying. Spangled Hamburg White Leghorn Plymouth Rock
  18. 18. We chose Isa browns because they aregood layers, most readily available, and don’t go broody.
  19. 19. Now we have thechickens, but that is not all it takes to get those incredible eggs.
  20. 20. There is a lot of work involved, and a lot of studying and research to do.
  21. 21. Building a house for your chickens. Having proper housing for your chickens is important.Foxes like chickens so it is important that your housing will protect them.
  22. 22. They also need a place to get out of therain as chickens don’t like to be wet. Inside your house you would need a roosts for the chickens to sleep on at night.
  23. 23. Nest are important.. The nest must be in a dark, and quite place that will be warm. It is also a good idea to have a wayto get eggs from the outside of the house.
  24. 24. The reason we put garlic in their water is to keep them from getting worms . They needlots of cleanwater withgarlic.
  25. 25. It is also importantto clip one of theirwings, or else your chickens will fly away.
  26. 26. To get good eggproduction youmust feed your chickens properly.
  27. 27. We feed our chickens free rangelayer pellets with grit. However there are several waysto feed them, but you must remember that they can’t eat just any thing to get their vitamins to lay eggs.
  28. 28. Chickens need vitamins, and minerals to havethe energy for laying eggs. The main thingsthey need is protein, and calcium. You givethem protein and calcium through the grit. A unhealthy chicken laid A healthy chicken this egg. laid this egg.
  29. 29. Although you need to feed your chickens layer pellets , free range chickens get a lot of their food from the paddock.
  30. 30. Hygiene is very important. If you don’t have highhygiene standardsyou might kill your whole flock with diseases.
  31. 31. There are severaldiseases they can getthat will affect their laying.
  32. 32. Here are a few of them. Newcastle disease- There is no hope for the bird if it has gotten this disease, but you can help prevent it by keeping the feed clean, and spraying for mozzies. Bumble foot disease- when the chicken gets this disease you can cut it out, but it is better to clean their house than to do surgery.
  33. 33.  Avian pox- Avian pox is transmitted by mozzies, in direct contact, and direct contact of the skin. Gumboro, Mycoplasmosis, Ochratoxicosis, Fowl cholera, and Histomoniasis also known as Blackhead. Most of these diseases can be spread to humans as well as any other bird you may have. The prevention of most diseases is high hygiene standards.
  34. 34. Bugs are a problem!
  35. 35. These are some bugs to look out for.• Lice are a big problem and hard to get rid of some times. There are six varieties of lice, shaft lice, large chicken lice, head lice, wing lice, and fluff lice.• Mites are also a problem, there four different types to contend with. Northern fowl, Red mites, scaly leg mites, and Depluming mites.
  36. 36. • Bed bugs will stop egg producing.• If your chickens have any of these bugs they will be itching and pulling out their feathers. The answer to this problem is to clean their house , and dust them with one of the following : Crumbled tobacco leaves, Rotenone sulphur, Co-Ral, or wood ashes with some old cooking oil.
  37. 37. Even with all of that work you might lose some.
  38. 38. Here is were studyingtakes place.We are trying to find outwhat made this chickendie, so that we canprevent from losing anymore.
  39. 39. now It is thechickens’ job to lay the eggs.
  40. 40. Watching for chickens eating eggs. But if you don’t get as many eggs as you think you should, It wouldn’t be bad if you watched you chickens for a day to see if they are eating your eggs. If they are eating the eggs they must be killed.
  41. 41. As you can see it is a big process to takecare of your chickens.With proper care theywill pick up from here.
  42. 42. Now that the chickens have worked hard atlaying the eggs, we gather the eggs!
  43. 43. Secondlywe wash theeggs.
  44. 44. We cook the eggs!
  45. 45. Now forthe best part; eating the eggs!
  46. 46. It is a lot of work to getthe incredible egg. But itpays of in the end to have chickens.
  47. 47. References• http://www.backyardchickens.com/• http://www.organicvet.co.uk/DiseaseManage/DiseaseManage1.ht m• http://www.heritagehatchingandhens.com.au/user/33119212/web /33119212_index.asp• http://www.farmpride.com.au/our_egg_products.asp• http://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/breed-chart• http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=9 2• http://www.organicvet.co.uk/• The Encyclopaedia of Country Living by Carla Emery• Back to Basics by readers digest.
  48. 48. WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE SPONSORS OF THE 2011 CREAM OF THE CROP COMPETITIONPLATINUM GOLD SILVER BRONZE

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