Hi, everyone! It’s another beautiful day here at Dexter’s World, and I’m thrilled to share with you some exciting updates from our farm. Today, we’re celebrating the perfect hatching of 10 native chicken eggs, a testament to the effective system we’ve developed for our native chickens, ducks, and other farm animals. These small victories fill me with hope and motivate me to continue refining our sustainable farming practices.
Embracing Zero Expenses in Farming
Our aim has always been to achieve zero expenses in our farming operations. We’re focusing on breeding super worms and propagating azola, alongside sourcing grated coconuts from the market and utilizing moringa and water spinach readily available in our vicinity. It’s surprising how much you can maximize production without incurring significant costs by simply being resourceful.
Best Practices for Chicken Care
In managing our native chickens, we’ve adopted several best practices that have proven effective. We prioritize secure and comfortable housing, especially at night, by elevating nest boxes to provide privacy and prevent disturbances. This setup not only encourages egg-laying but also ensures the safety and well-being of our chickens.
Handling Newly Hatched Chicks
For newly hatched chicks, we follow a meticulous process to ensure their survival and growth:
- Holding Area: We place the chicks in a secure holding area for the first week, allowing them to gain strength in a safe environment.
- Natural Adaptation: When strong enough, we release the chicks with their mothers into the natural environment, where they can forage for insects and worms, boosting their immunity.
- Forced Weaning: After two to three weeks, we separate the chicks from their mothers to prepare for another breeding cycle, maximizing production.
Super Worms: A Sustainable Source of Protein
Our super worms have begun their transformation process, turning into pupae and soon into beetles. This fascinating cycle not only provides a rich protein source for our chickens but also offers an alternative food option for us. Yes, super worms are edible and can be prepared in various delicious ways!
Future Plans and Shoutouts
Looking ahead, we’re excited about the possibilities of integrating more sustainable practices into our farm, such as the use of super worms and natural food sources to support the health and productivity of our animals. We’re also exploring ways to share our journey and insights with you more effectively.
I want to extend my gratitude to the members of this channel for their unwavering support. Your encouragement fuels our passion for sustainable farming and helps us reach more farmers with our message.
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