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Birds of Exotic Beauty - Paduan Chickens

Already in appearance it becomes clear that the padua hens are primarily a decorative breed. For a long time, it was so. However, later their merits were appreciated by practical peasants and farmers. It is not surprising that over time they began to be bred and as meat and egg-bearing breeds.

But still their main function is still decorative. This contributes to an unusual character. Although, in general, chicken breeds are temperamental, in most cases they can be easily tamed, turning them into the darling of the whole family. Such birds begin to go everywhere for their beloved master, happily pecking food from his hand.

Unfortunately, the history of this amazing breed is studied quite poorly - too much conflicting information comes from different parts of Europe.

Some argue that the breed was bred in ancient Rome, that is, the story stretches over two thousand years. As proof of this, a very weighty argument is also cited - the term “paduan” comes from the name of the city of Padua, located in Italy. Indeed, for a long time this city was famous for the fact that these amazing birds were bred and sold here throughout Europe.

There are also many other theories about the place of appearance of the first hens of the Paduan breed - from Poland to England. But one fact is undoubted - for the first time it was registered by a German by the name of Frisch in 1763. Therefore, it is impossible to deny the possibility of Germany’s contribution to the creation and development of this breed.

Appearance Description

Once you see a Padua, it will be difficult to confuse with some other breed of hens. They have a large tuft that covers their head almost completely. A thick plumage and powerful beard frankly delight the eye of any connoisseur. There are several subspecies differing in colors, we will tell about them a bit later. But the scallop as such in hens is completely absent, as are the earrings.

Immediately catches the eye is a powerful, slightly curved beak, in some cases having a bluish tint. Both cocks and hens can boast with a long and wide tail, thanks to which they look very impressive.

Powerful chest protrudes forward, legs longer than most chickens.

Varieties

Now that you know the approximate description of Padua chickens, you can delve into specific species. Judging by the preserved data, the first representatives of the breed, registered in the middle of the eighteenth century, had a golden color. However, in the next three decades, several dozens of new colors and shades appeared. Some of them even stood out in separate varieties. We will tell about the most interesting of them.

  • White - can boast a smart livery, tail plumage is slightly darker than the rest of the body.
  • Silver - black feathers mixed with white and neatly placed throughout the body.
  • Black - are evenly black in color, in some cases come across feathers of a bluish tint.
  • Golden - black feathers alternate with golden feathers unevenly, which creates a special effect.
  • Chamois - white feathers are combined with golden and brown.

There is also a dwarf breed that stands out. They are used exclusively for decorative purposes. It is not surprising - their egg production is very small, and they cannot boast with a large weight.

Specifications

Surely readers who are seriously considering the possibility of breeding these birds will be interested to know the characteristics of Padua chickens. It is worth telling about them in more detail.

The breed will be correctly attributed to the meat-egg, although they do not differ in special productivity, so, in most cases, farmers get them solely for the sake of beauty.

Judge for yourself - healthy, young representatives of the breed carry up to 120 eggs per year, which is not really a good indicator. Although the eggs are quite large, about 50 grams.

Weight varies greatly depending on the variety. But even the largest queen hens mostly weigh from 1.5 to 2.5 kilograms and do not grow too fast. Therefore, if you plan to breed birds solely for the sake of meat, you can find many other species that are more beneficial from this point of view.

Conditions of detention

Despite the unusual appearance and beauty, the padua hens do not differ much from ordinary purebred hens.

Of course, the chicken coop needs to be built reliable. It is undesirable to use brick or concrete - they quickly absorb cold, and it is very difficult to heat such a room. And so that the Paduans do not get sick, they feel well, we need a temperature not lower than + 10 ... + 14 degrees Celsius. In addition, you need to provide reliable protection from drafts - they are for any chickens even greater danger than the usual cold.

It is also very important that the floor in the hen house is not concrete. After all, chickens will walk on it, peck at it from scattered food, try to dig. Because of this, the risk of paw and beak damage is increased. In winter, the concrete floor is especially dangerous - it cools the paws, which can lead to serious colds. It would be better if the floor in the chicken coop is made of clay or simply rammed earth. A good choice would be wooden flooring. Well, the ideal choice would be a thick layer of sawdust. Chickens with pleasure digging into them, and removing sawdust when cleaning a chicken coop is not at all difficult.

The room should be spacious enough. The content of paduans in cramped cells is unacceptable - this affects their attractiveness. However, cells are usually preferred in large factories that specialize in the production of chicken and eggs.

Suitable diet

An important point of the correct content of padua chickens is the preparation of the diet. Fortunately, here they are not too whimsical - the same food that regular chicken eats with pleasure eats.

Of course, the ideal choice would be specialized feed. Of course, it is not cheap, but the Padua rarely contain large flocks. And for half a dozen or ten birds, it is quite possible to allocate a sufficient amount from the family budget. But as a result, you get a balanced diet that contains all the necessary vitamins and minerals.

If you can not feed the feed, you can give preference to the usual cereal. Wheat and oats, mixed in a proportion of about 3: 2, will provide them with the necessary calories and some trace elements. If you germinate them, the bay for 2-3 days with warm water and leaving in a warm place, you can increase digestibility, which will positively affect the weight gain. Also in the diet should be added as much as possible greens. It is rich in vitamins, provides good immunity, increases egg production, and also makes the yolk more yellow, appetizing.

Sometimes you can add to the diet sunflower cake and corn. But usually they do it shortly before slaughter. With constant feeding of corn, the chicken gains excess weight due to fatty layers.

Well, if in the warm season, chickens have the opportunity to walk freely around the fenced site. Gathering the necessary grass, spending time on clean air, feeding on worms and insects, birds will be stronger, healthier, and egg production will slightly increase. Alas, this possibility is not always.

Pay special attention to drinkers. Ordinary paduans are not suitable - they will constantly drench the beard, because of which it will lose beauty. It is better to give preference to analogs with nipples. In this case, the contact with water will be only the beak, which it certainly does not harm.

Breeding

It is quite clear that farmers interested in this breed are interested in breeding paduan chickens. Here you have to disappoint them a little. The hens are very bad. These chickens are generally rarely taken for hatching eggs. And if some of them set about hatching, then one cannot be sure that she would not get bored, and she would not leave the case halfway, having spoiled the eggs.

Therefore, incubators are commonly used for hatching. The process is no different from the breeding of other breeds. The optimum temperature is 39 degrees, the incubation period is three weeks plus or minus one day.

Chick care

In the first days of life it is very important to ensure good heating for the chicks. The optimum temperature is not lower than +30 degrees Celsius. If they are removed in an incubator, you will have to use an electric heating pad. Gradually, the temperature can be lowered - by about 3 degrees from the second week of life. After another two weeks, you can turn off the heater. But only in the warm season, if the chicks were bred in the winter, heating should not be removed until the 30th day of life, when they are old enough, get stronger to withstand the coolness.

There are no problems with food. The first week is best to feed the chickens with boiled, finely chopped eggs. This should be done quite often - every 2-4 hours. In the second week, the diet can be varied soaked millet, low-fat cottage cheese, boiled potatoes and chopped greens.

Also, make sure that they always have access to clean water.

In a month, about half of the ration should consist of grain, half of greens and boiled potatoes. If they eat grain well, then after a week you can completely refuse from additives by switching to a mixture of steamed wheat and oats.

Similar breeds

As you can see in the photo, paduans are very different from other hens. However, there are several breeds that are so similar to them that they can be misleading the novice.

Such is, for example, Russian crested. She also has on her head a powerful crest of long feathers, diverging in different directions. Looks very elegant! At the same time, the Russian crested as a whole is slightly larger than the Padua, and, more importantly, it can boast of much more egg production - up to 200 eggs per year.

Another similar breed is Pavlovskaya. It boasts not only high frost resistance, but also amazing beauty. Especially stands out a long tuft, most like a bunch. At the base is narrow, it rises magnificently and falls in different directions. In terms of egg production, pavlovsk also bypass paduans, since, on average, about 150 eggs per year.

General description of the breed Paduan

Chickens are light and elegant. All parts of the body are commensurate with each other. Bright plumage harmoniously distributed.

Ring size: rooster - IV, chicken - V. Medium sized head. The structure of the cranial bone is characterized by a significant protrusion on which the luxurious crest is located. In cocks, the crest looks like a mane, with thinner feathers on the sides and back. Crowned chicken resembles a ball, it is more compact.

The beard is well developed, it is evenly fixed and looks harmonious with the rest of the plumage. There is no comb in these chickens, this is necessary for optimal placement of the crest.

Earrings are also absent, they are replaced by a wide beard. The bill is massive, strong, slightly curved. The nasal openings protrude slightly above the general level. The color of the beak depends on the variety, often has a bluish tint.

The eyes are round, large, have a bright luster. The color may be dark orange or red, depending on the variety of Padua. The face has a rich red color, the lower part is covered with a lush beard. The neck is strong, arched, slightly curved, completely covered with plumage. Shoulders are strong, wide, semicircular.

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The body is slightly stocky, gradually narrowing from the shoulders to the tail. The body is almost horizontal, the torso is slightly elevated. Wings of medium length, held horizontally, tightly pressed to the body. The tail is long, wide, radiating from the center by individual braids. The tail forms an angle to the line of the back 40/45 ° in roosters and 30/35 ° in chickens.

The chest is rather full, well rounded, slightly protruding. Legs moderately long, without plumage, have four fingers. The skin color of the legs resembles a blue slate. The plumage is well developed, tight to the body, the shape of feathers is rounded. The skin is light, almost white.

Chicken Features

Chicken Paduan perfectly fulfills a decorative role.

Its unusual color, length and location of feathers fascinates many lovers of unusual species of birds and simple observers. Paduan bird can be a pet.

Paduans have a calm, balanced character.. By nature, very friendly, trusting and non-conflicting. If they live in a house where they receive a lot of attention, they begin to show individual character traits.

Often very intelligent, reasonable. If you treat Padua carefully, the bird can easily learn to eat from your hand, travel around the room or yard, climbing onto the shoulder or hand of the host.

Sometimes they are jealous, they can show the features of egoism, however negative emotions are rarely manifested in these birds. Paduans behave like ordinary domestic animals, their character and relationship with the owner directly depend on the attitude towards them.

Chicken almost omnivorous, but do not need to use this quality. Once the chickens eat something unusable, too fat, the product containing the infection, the bird immediately becomes ill.

Only a veterinarian can diagnose a disease and prescribe the necessary medicines. It is necessary to carefully monitor the diet of these chickens.

Content and cultivation

Paduanov lifestyle can develop as well as in ordinary chickens. Padua live in special poultry houses or well-insulated barns.

In the cold season, in the room where the birds live, it is desirable to additionally warm the floor, you can mix the hay with peat and a thick layer to cover the floor with them. Chickens of this species should not be allowed to walk in the rain or in frosty weather, they are prone to colds.

If chickens are walking in the open, in case of rainy weather, it is necessary to build a canopy for them, and in winter weather do not allow drafts in the house.

The room in which the Paduans live should be well insulated. Do not allow low temperatures and drafts, then the birds will be healthy in the cold season.

Choose the perfect feed for your pets. Suitable dry complete feed. Carefully review its composition before purchase.

The composition of the granulated feed should include grains, fodder, sunflower cake, vitamins. Do not buy food with the addition of dyes, growth hormones, additives to improve the taste.

For feeding chickens great grain oats, corn, wheat, millet.

An important feature in the Paduan watering is their long beard. When they drink water from ordinary drinkers, feathers of the beard get wet, which causes their deformation, discomfort for chickens.

As a result of the constant wetting of feathers, dirt adheres to them, with microorganisms contained in it, which can cause the appearance of parasites.

To avoid this, it is necessary to purchase a nipple drinker. When a bird drinks from such a drinker, only its beak contacts with water, as a result, the feathers remain dry, which protects the chicken from infections.

Always buy clean food from trusted companies. Frozen, sour food, the presence of harmful microorganisms in it can lead to intestinal diseases.

The best prevention is keeping the birds clean. If the bird is already sick, you should immediately begin treatment. For example, a severe but common disease of coccidiosis is cured with the help of sulfadimezin with a dosage of 1 mg of the drug per 1 kg of feed.

In cold weather, warm feed will be very useful for your chicken. For this perfect peas, lentils, beans. Giving their chickens need to be steamed in the evening. In severe frosts, the ideal warm food for your birds is corn, rich in proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

To improve disease resistance, use premixes containing vitamins, amino acids, necessary chemical elements.

To strengthen the immune system, do not forget to periodically give chickens greens. The amount of green depends on the brightness and usefulness of eggs.

If your chickens are free-range, they should have access to greenery. Chickens living in your apartment, daily, give fresh greens or sow it in a pot, another container especially for your pet.

Do not let the Paduan have everything that they see. It is necessary to limit their access to food products that are unsafe for them. If, however, the chicken is poisoned, clean the goiter. This can be done manually, if necessary, apply the probe.

Breeding features

It is recommended to hatch Padua chickens in an incubator, because the Paduans themselves rarely incubate eggs.

When the chicks hatch, wait until they are completely dry, only then remove them from the incubator. Prepare for newborn chicks a place with a temperature greater than 29 ° C. Small chickens need a warm room, at lower temperatures they will die.

The laying for chickens can be made of fabric or paper. Do not place chicks in a cold place. The floor they walk on and the temperature in the surrounding room must be warm.

The first ten days feed the little chicks once every two hours. Используйте яичную смесь (мелко порубленное яйцо вкрутую), специальные комбикорма для птенцов.

Цыплята едят творог, проваренные пшено, пшеницу, кукурузу, картошку, морковь. Всю еду нужно процедить через марлю, чтобы удалить лишнюю влагу. On the third day, the chickens can already eat fresh greens.

Once the chicks have reached the age of 6-8 days, carefully begin to lower the temperature every week by 2-3 degrees, until the need for heaters is over. Additional heating is necessary to clean up when the chickens reach the age of 20 days in the summer and 30 days in the winter.

When the chicks are a month old, start adding mash to the diet. They consist of a grain mixture with greens, for smaller chickens pounded boiled potatoes are perfect.

Where to buy in Russia?

  • Paduan chickens can be ordered at the farm “Bird Village". Located in the city of Kurgan, st. Omsk 144. Call +7 (916) 795-66-55
  • A large selection of dwarf Paduanov offers a private farm "Fun ripples". Located near the city of Pereslavl-Zalessky. Call +7 (919) 575-16-61

Chicken Paduan has no analogues, its aesthetic features are not transmitted by other species of birds. There are breeds of chickens that remotely resemble Padua, due to the presence of a not so lush, but characteristic tuft.

Russian crested chicken - an old breed of chickens, was bred in Russia by peasants through breeding. Efficiency up to 200 eggs per year. On the head is a rather wide crest, expressed by long feathers, diverging on all sides.

Pavlovskaya chicken - breed of chickens bred in Russia. Annual productivity to 150 eggs. Attracts bright coloring plumage and high frost resistance. A distinctive feature is also a long crest. Quite narrow at the beginning, consists of a large number of feathers, so it looks like a bunch. Usually magnificently rises above the head, falling from two parties.

Conclusion

Features breeding, maintenance and feeding of unique birds Paduanov has a number of features. It is necessary to approach the care and prevention of diseases with full responsibility, to ensure that Paduan has all the conditions for proper development and living. Paying your pets due attention, taking care, you will get healthy birds with good productivity.

History of

The Paduans were first bred in the 17th century in the Italian city of Padua, which served as the source of the name for this breed. In Russia, the breed was first introduced in 1763 by German merchants as a particularly valuable bird, the meat of which was fed to the imperial court.

Initially, the Paduans are the long-time descendants of the Russian Pavlovian breed, which was famous for its long beards and proud temper of its representatives. Pavlovian chickens spread in Europe at the end of the 15th century, and two centuries later were used by Italian poultry farmers to breed Paduans with a pronounced beard and beardless Dutch chickens.

There is a version of the origin of the Paduan in the English household farms, from which they were allegedly brought to Italy by English sailors.

Breed description

The main characteristic feature of adult Paduan birds is a pronounced tuft of feathers, which evenly covers the head and makes it visually more voluminous. Thick feathery beard harmoniously complements the lush tuft.

The paduan’s plumage is thick and very dense, the feathers have a hard base, as well as soft and thick underfacing, which is often used as a material for feather-down pillows.

Males of Padua are characterized by high growth due to the raising of the breast and the length of the neck slightly above average. In males, the body is larger than in chickens, but smaller in thickness. Chickens have a more dense-looking and squat physique than roosters, and a lower height.

The eyes of the Paduan are usually brown, with a deviation in the red-yellow color of representatives of individual subspecies.

It is important to know that representatives of this decorative breed have practically no scallops and earrings, instead of them there are only small outgrowths.

There are a number of characteristics that are unacceptable for a given breed, the presence of which indicates the genetic impurity of the individual. These features include:

  • Asymmetrical tuft,
  • Pronounced presence of scallops,
  • Upright breast,
  • Long wings
  • Loose uneven plumage,
  • Straight low tail feathers cocks,
  • No barb,
  • Lack of plumage on the face.

In the presence of these signs, it is better to abandon the purchase of poultry, since there is a high probability of cheating by an unscrupulous seller.

The tail of the paduans has an upward bend in the form of a sickle. It should be noted that the paduan wings (both chickens and roosters) are slightly shorter than standard sizes.

Padua have a strong curved beak of uniform yellow color, in some cases - gray-blue.

Care and maintenance

For paduans, content is preferable. in a warm coop, as representatives of this breed have a predisposition to colds. The paduan aviary must have a roof to protect it from precipitation, since the paduan plumage easily gets wet and can lead to diseases.

In the chicken coop, it is advisable to warm the floor, making it from double wooden flooring with a fairly high level of litter, since paduans often suffer from arthritis of the extremities when they are on a cold floor. For the same reason paduans should walk only in warm, dry weather.

Food for thoroughbred birds can be replaced with high-quality factory or homemade food. Homemade feed for paduans must contain:

  • Corn Dert,
  • Vegetable oil,
  • Mineral Supplements
  • Vitamin complexes.

Corn dust contains a large amount of fiber, which contributes to the good digestion of paduans and prevents their obesity, since this breed is not contained for the purpose of rapid fattening. On the contrary, unhealthy diet will reduce the dietary value of tender and low-fat paduan meat.

Vegetable oil should be added daily to dry and mushy food in the amount of 10 grams (one dessert spoon) to maintain the magnificent plumage of the bird.

The plumage may become uneven or loose with a lack of vitamin B2, it can be purchased at the farmers' market as an independent supplement to the feed.

It is important to remember that the installation of ordinary floor troughs is not suitable for paduans because of the long thick beard that easily gets wet in such troughs. The best solution would be a nipple bowl without a drip pan, so that the chickens could not have access to open water and wet their feathers in it. Water pressure should not be too high to avoid nipple leakage and wet litter.

Parasites often nest in lush knuckles and beards of paduans, which can easily spoil the beauty of the plumage and reduce the value of birds when sold, therefore it is necessary to install special ash containers for “bathing” chickens in the coop. To do this, take finely sifted wood (preferably coniferous) ash, mix it with a river yellow sand ratio of 2: 1, and then put a pan with this mixture in the hen house.

Paduan breed of chickens

The “biography” of the bearded quiver is rich and full of events. This is not surprising, because the mind is over 300 years old. Originally, the feathered beauty was only popular in its homeland, namely, in England. But, very soon the fame of its decorative qualities spread throughout the world, and many wanted to observe such beauty in their farmsteads.

Due to this, the chicken is rapidly gaining popularity in other countries. But, the hen's glory peak was short-lived, and because of this, it has become rare today. The high-performance chunks came to replace the extraordinary feathered beauty, which met all user requirements, were resistant to cold and disease, and did not require special attention.

For the first time the breeder from Berlin, Frisch, presented an exotic look to the world, and this event occurred in 1763. At that time, the Paduan breed was represented in one color - the birds had only ginger plumage. Later work on the improvement allowed to bring blue, shamoa, garmelin and silver.

The representatives of the Russian Pavlovskys were taken for the genetic basis, and it was from them that the English beauty inherited the beard and tuft. There is little use in her household, so they grow it exclusively for decorative purposes.

External signs

  1. Ladies and roosters are tall, with a torso extended vertically and long necks. Due to this formulation, they look elegant and harmonious. But the torso itself is not large, with a slightly convex breast, a broad, rounded back and medium-developed legs.
  2. The plumage is a bit harsh, but very dense. The wings are also well-feathered, but they are tightly attached to the body. A distinctive feature of the feathered Englishwoman is that they have a lush and thick beard and a majestic tuft-tiara.
  3. Coloring feathers may be different. Chamois are layers, in the plumage of which red and white colors alternate. In black cockerels, feathers give a slightly greenish hue, and in chickens fragments of gray and brown may be present.
  4. The earrings are very small and in their thick beard they are practically invisible, and there is no comb under the chick either.
  5. The colors of the eyes, beak and paws may differ depending on the color of the hen.
  6. The average weight of males varies from 2.5 to 3 kg, and the weight of feathered beauties - up to 2.5 kg.

Chicken Paduan. Decorative chicken with egg production about 120 eggs with white shells. Light-weight chicken with a large crest and thick beard, with thick plumage adjacent to the body. This is a decorative breed, which was bred by English breeders in the XVIII century.

Paduan Chicken is a rare and incredibly beautiful type of poultry. It has a lush, ray-shaped tuft that covers the entire head. Padua known since antiquity. For a long time they were bought only for decorative purposes.

Already in the 18th century, Russian peasants began to use the Paduans as layers and meat source. Paduan is a breed of ornamental, egg-bearing, meat chickens. Italy is officially recognized as their birthplace. The exact place of origin is unknown.

The earliest mention of these unusual poultry came to us from the Roman Empire.

In the animal hall of the Vatican Museum of Pius-Clement in 1927, two marble statues depicting crested chickens, the origin of which dates from the 1st-2nd centuries of our era.

Chicken most likely got its unusual name “Paduan” in honor of the small town of Padua, located in the Veneto region of Italy. This name was fixed for this breed of hens a few centuries ago.

Padua already have time debt are valuable birds and traded. In the Italian city of Padua, they were bred in large numbers, selling abroad. Numerous buyers began to call their new pets in honor of the locality where they came from these wonderful birds.

Features of the content and cultivation

Peculiarities of keeping and growingPoods lifestyle can be folded also, as in ordinary chickens. Padua live in special poultry houses or well-insulated barns.

In the cold season, in the room where the birds live, it is desirable to additionally warm the floor, you can mix the hay with peat and a thick layer to cover the floor with them. Chickens of this species should not be allowed to walk in the rain or in frosty weather, they are prone to colds.

If chickens walk in the open air, in case of rainy weather, it is necessary to build a shelter for them, and in winter weather to prevent drafts in the house. The room in which the Paduans live should be well insulated.

Do not allow low temperatures and drafts, then the birds will be healthy in the cold season. Choose the perfect feed for your pets. Suit dry polnoratsionny compound feed. Carefully review its composition before purchase.

The composition of the granulated feed should include grains, fodder, sunflower cake, vitamins. Do not buy food with the addition of dyes, growth hormones, additives to improve the taste. For feeding chickens great grain oats, corn, wheat, millet.

An important feature in the Paduan watering is their long beard. When they drink water from ordinary drinkers, feathers of the beard get wet, which causes their deformation, discomfort for chickens.

As a result of the constant wetting of feathers, dirt adheres to them, with microorganisms contained in it, which can cause the appearance of parasites. To avoid this, it is necessary to purchase a nipple drinker.

When a bird drinks from such a drinker, only its beak contacts with water, as a result, the feathers remain dry, which protects the chicken from infections. Peculiarities of keeping and growing Always buy clean food from reliable companies.

Frozen, sour food, the presence of harmful microorganisms in it can lead to intestinal diseases. The best prevention is keeping the birds clean. If the bird is already sick, you should immediately begin treatment.

For example, a severe but common disease of coccidiosis is cured with the help of sulfadimezin with a dosage of 1 mg of the drug per 1 kg of feed. In cold weather, warm feed will be very useful for your chicken. For this perfect peas, lentils, beans.

Giving their chickens need to be steamed in the evening. In severe frosts, the ideal warm food for your birds is corn, rich in proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

To improve disease resistance, use premixes containing vitamins, amino acids, necessary chemical elements. To strengthen the immune system, do not forget to periodically give chickens greens. The amount of green depends on the brightness and usefulness of eggs. If your chickens are free-range, they should have access to greenery. Chickens living in your apartment, daily, give fresh greens or sow it in a pot, another container especially for your pet. Do not let the Paduan have everything that they see. It is necessary to limit their access to food products that are unsafe for them. If, however, the chicken is poisoned, clean the goiter. This can be done manually, if necessary, apply the probe.

Quantitative data

Weight: rooster - 2.1-2.5 kg, chicken - 1.5-2.0 kg. There is a dwarf species of Paduans, his representatives weigh less than one kilogram. Annual production: 120 eggs per year. Mass of eggs: 50 g.

to the content ↑ Breeding features Breeding features Breeding Paduan chickens is recommended in an incubator, because Paduans themselves rarely hatch eggs. When the chicks hatch, wait until they are completely dry, only then remove them from the incubator.

Prepare a place with a temperature of more than 29 ° C for newborn chicks. Small chickens need a warm room, they will die at a lower temperature. The laying for chickens can be made of fabric or paper. Do not place chicks in a cold place.

The floor they walk on and the temperature in the surrounding room must be warm. The first ten days feed the little chicks once every two hours. Use an egg mixture (finely chopped hard-boiled egg), special compound feed for chicks.

Chickens eat cottage cheese, boiled millet, wheat, corn, potatoes, carrots. All food must be filtered through cheesecloth to remove excess moisture. On the third day, the chicks can already eat fresh greens.

Once the chicks have reached the age of 6-8 days, carefully begin to lower the temperature every week by 2-3 degrees, until the need for heaters is over. Additional heating is necessary to clean up when the chickens reach the age of 20 days in the summer and 30 days in the winter.

When the chicks are a month old, start adding mash to the diet. They consist of a grain mixture with greens, for smaller chickens pounded boiled potatoes are perfect.

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