How to Prevent the effect of Excess Cold and Excess Heat in a Poultry House

Below are the different ways that poultry farmers can prevent the effect of excess cold and excess heat in their poultry house. Am sure every poultry farmer will like to know how they can prevent the effect of cold during the rainy season and heat during the dry season in their poultry houses. Well as part of what should be in a poultry house, thick nylon should be attached round the pen and it should be long enough to cover all the parts of the pen that are made of…

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The Ideal Number of Blocks above Ground level in constructing a Poultry Pen House

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Today, we are going to discuss about the ideal number of blocks above ground level in constructing a poultry pen house. Most farmers often want to know how many courses of blocks they are supposed to raise above the ground level, this is a very good question as many farmers normally raise blocks very high above the ground level and this usually prevents birds from having access to good ventilation. The ideal courses of blocks to be raised above the ground level is either 1 or 2 blocks at most above…

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How to prevent Soldier Ants from invading your Poultry House

Soldier ants are other pests that should not be taken for granted in a poultry house as they have devoured thousands of birds in the past. As part of the poultry house, a water way should be made round the pen and water should be available on the water way always. This will prevent soldier ants from crossing and having access to the birds. Army ants (commonly called Soldier Ants) are little living organisms that could destroy your animals or raise great havoc. Thus, they must be considered as a…

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How to prevent Rats from invading your Poultry House

In your poultry house, Rats are not friendly with birds at all, in fact they have been seen to devour thousands of chicks and they are one of the causes of death for growers and laying birds. Rodents, such as rats and mice, are a major concern on poultry farms due to building damage and feed loss. Unless steps are taken to prevent their presence, the house mouse (Mus musculus), Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus), and roof rat (Rattus rattus) may become unwanted (and frequently unnoticed) guests in poultry houses. In…

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Astilbe Flowers – All you need to know

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Astilbe Flowers are deceptively delicate with their long, fern-like flowers. These flowers can actually withstand damp soil and shade, while still growing between one to six feet tall. Perfect to add for a pop of color to a garden that typically gets little sunlight. Their sun requirement is a Full Sun / Partial Shade sun and they require a Well-drained, High fertility soil, they operates on Zones of about 4 – 9 with a Height of about 1.5 – 6 feet tall. They Blooms in Late Spring – Early Fall and are Good for…

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Aster Flowers – All you need to know

Aster flowers were named after the Latin word for “star,” Asters Flowers will brighten up any garden. It attracts butterflies and comes in a variety of colors including blue, indigo, violet, white, red and pink. Unlike other colorful flowers, Asters will typically stay in bloom into cooler fall months. Aster flowers (Aster spp.) add color to the autumn landscape while offering beauty with little work when caring for asters. Growing asters often bloom in late summer and fall, but the Alpine aster offers blooms in spring. Learning how to grow…

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Artemisia Flowers – All you need to know

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Artemisia flowers are grown for their silvery-green foliage and for their aromatic, culinary, and medicinal properties. They have alternate, sometimes deeply divided, grey or silver leaves. Flowers are not showy. These plants are a good choice for rock gardens and other sunny, dry landscape sites. Artemisia flowers also known as Chinese Wormwood, Wormwood, Capillaris and Yen Chen Hao and a native to Western United States is a plant that is typically known for its herbal features. It is a bushy perennial, which reaches between two and four feet high. It is…

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Angelonia Flowers – All you need to know

Angelonia Flowers are very good especially good for container gardening, the Angelonia will keep blooming all summer even if old flowers are removed. Once tall enough to cut bring them inside and you’ll notice a light scent that some say is reminiscent of apples. It requires a Full Sun and a damp soil with Zones of about 9 – 11. They have a Height of about 2 – 3 feet tall and Blooms in Mid‑Summer – Mid‑Fall. Its unique feature is that it can tolerate heat. Angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia) gives the…

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Angelica Flowers – All you need to know

Angelica Flowers

Angelica flowers are commonly found in tea and herbal remedies, the stem of the Angelica flower can even be made into candy. Angelica flowers have over 50 species; the Angelica flowers is also good for bees and other pollinators and they are known for their large starburst flowers, the flower comes in white or green color. Their sun requirement is a Partial Shade / Full Shade sun while their soil requirement is a Well-drained, High fertility soil. They operate on a zone of about 4-9 with a height of around 3-6feet tall and…

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Anemone Flowers – All you need to know

Anemone Flowers includes about 120 species of flowers, but the most common types found in North America comes in white, pink or violet hues. The Anemone Flowers is dainty and doesn’t grow well during summer droughts, overly wet winters or high winds. Their Sun requirement is a Full Sun / Partial Shade with a Well-drained, High fertility soil requirement and operates at Zones of about 3 – 9. Their Height is around 2.5 – 5 feet tall and they Blooms in Mid Spring – Mid‑Fall with a Deer resistant unique features. The family…

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