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Garlic, how much should chicken feed on?

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Garlic, how much should chicken feed on?

The word is “moderation”, you can see various guidelines across the Internet, but the way forward is to follow the advice of experts and the results of real studies on how much garlic you should feed your chicken.

  • Use one fresh garlic clove per liter or 4 per gallon in water.
  • In oil: use half a fresh clove to 1 liter or one to 4 pints.
  • Over-food: one clove, crushed or finely chopped, twice a week.
  • Often make use of fresh, raw garlic. Cooking reduces its benefits.

What’s the best way to feed the flock with garlic?

  • The benefit is in crushing cloves of garlic.

This is because when a clove of garlic is crushed, it releases an element called ‘allicin.’ Allicin is known to be a potent antioxidant that strengthens the immune system. It is therefore effective against various bacteria and viruses in chickens.

However, after 24 hours, the greatest benefits of crushed ones seem to be diminished. So if you add food or drinking water, be sure to refresh for at least 48 hours.

  • Crush with either a pestle and mortar or a presser.
  • Raw ones are a better option than cooked

Do not cook any garlic that you want to feed to your flock. Evidence is that the best thing is raw ones and heating lowers allicin rates.

If your chicks have been raised with the taste of garlic, try to cut two cloves into small pieces at a time and feed them in a bowl separate from your normal flock feed. Delete after 24 hours and repeat twice a week.

However, unless chickens are raised to taste, they will not peck a whole, raw clove-or even chopped, if fed separately. In that case, chop into small pieces and sprinkle with the milk.

  • Add to your flock any recipe dishes you make,

Of course, if you are worried about the safety of your chickens, you should always contact the avian veterinarian (where possible). Garlic is not a replacement for veterinary care.

Is there any benefit of garlic in oil?

Garlic in water tends to lose its productivity quickly. It’s kept in oil for longer. So you’re going to see some tips about drizzling garlic-infused oil on your flock’s feed.

There is, however, evidence of an increased risk of botulisms produced by garlic soaked in any oil unless either the cloves are cooked or the garlic-infused oil is refrigerated or frozen

Do you want to keep some powdered garlic on hand? Dry by cutting thinly and baking at a very low heat for about 2 hours. Store it in a glass jar, and when you’re ready to use it, just grind it with a pestle and a mortar.

Use the dehydrator as an alternative. It’s going to stay in a sealed jar for about six months.

Or buy a stock of garlic granules-avoid the fried variety and go to organic, non-GMO. This is used at times when one doesn’t have any fresh garlic, or when they don’t have time to crush or pulverize it.

 How to make some garlic oil.

  • Soak two or three cloves in one liter of oil for about six hours and use on the same day or refrigerate for up to one week.
  • After a week, the oil must either be frozen or discarded.
  • If you are at all concerned about the potential dangers of botulism, leave the oil alone, and just feed it fresh.

 

Does the garlic powder work as well as the fresh ones?

This is a lively debate in chicken (and human wellness) forums. You’ll find some advice that says you’re always giving fresh, unprocessed garlic.

However, claims that heat treatment decreases the efficacy of it appear questionable if empirical evidence is to be believed.

Once the bag has been opened, store it in an airtight container. Sprinkle twice a week on the feed or add 1% of the feed weight to the bath.

The effects of garlic on chickens.

It’s commonly thought that adding garlic to your chicken diet would make the eggs taste and smell like it. There is no question that if you add a lot of it to your diet, the eggs would taste different.

Most people generally enjoyed the taste of eggs from hens fed with garlic. Eggs have been found to taste milder, possibly because the sugar content of garlic is known to decrease.

Also, there is strong evidence from scientific studies that, with only 1.0 percent of garlic added to chicken feed:

Increases egg production, and also increases the weight of eggs

The amount of cholesterol in egg yolks also decreases which Improves the quality of white eggs

Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.com at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.

 

Garlic, why you should feed them to your chickens

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Benefits of Garlic to chickens

What, exactly, is that garlic?

A member of the ‘Allium’ family, garlic is classified as a vegetable, although many people think of it as an herb. It consists of a number of small ‘cloths’ bundled together into a ‘bulb’ or ‘head’ and covered with a thin, paper-like coating.

Originating in Asia, it has been around for millennia and has been used medicinally by human beings for just as long. Garlic, which has one of the lowest rates of heart disease and cancer, human recipes are used freely and in relatively large quantities. But what about the chickens? Is this really as amazing as some people say?

 

Can chickens eat garlic?

It’s absolutely. Chicken keepers have been using raw garlic for years to help remove a whole host of poultry diseases, including respiratory problems, infection, and general support for the immune system. Every rural Italian family grows enough garlic to last a year.

You may see articles that, since they are part of the family of onions, garlic is poisonous to chickens. But that’s not true. The make-up is entirely different and the aspect of the calcium.

 

Will your baby chicks eat garlic?

There are definitely advantages of introducing garlic to drinking water and food for baby chicks as soon as they are of the broder. It helps to develop their immune system, offers protection against worms, and chicks who tasted it’s water soon after hatching are more likely to tolerate everything as adults.

Do not allow the garlic water to stand for more than 48 hours. In the meantime, give ordinary water as normal. Keep an eye on the chicks-if they don’t drink, they’ll dehydrate quickly. In that case, go back to the water without it. In a couple of days, try again. Reduce the amount at first, increasing gradually over time.

What exactly are the health benefits of chicken garlic?

Garlic is on the internet as a cure for everything from cancer to common cold. However, there is a lot of ignorance out there, still. So, what exactly is the evidence of the benefits of chicken garlic?

Here are several cases where it has been shown to have a beneficial impact on poultry.

  • Garlic boosts the immune system.

Apply garlic to food or drink when chicken is usually under the water. Look for changes in eating or drinking, squeezing feathers, not wanting to get out of the coop. supporting the immune system helps the bird to strengthen and potentially heal itself.

  • Protects against the virus.

It has been shown to be active against viruses, including Salmonellosis, Colibacillosis and Cholera

  • Kills evil bacteria, guy.

Antibiotics in poultry feed are illegal in some countries and ill-advised in others because of increased exposure to them in humans. It can be effectively used as a substitute for it.

  • Re-balancing the system.

Since garlic tends to attract bad rather than good bacteria, it can enable a chicken to rebound from illness and return to normal health.

  • Helps the hens to produce eggs.

It is believed to help generate larger, better-quality eggs with smaller concentrations of ‘poor’ cholesterol.

  • Helps with underweight or non-eating chickens.

Garlic stimulates the appetite and helps to promote development.

Is garlic killing worms in chickens?

You’ll find a lot of articles online that say that garlic kills worms in the gut. The truth is that there is not much work on this and it cannot be included in situations where worms have already taken up residence.

There is some research in mice that worms in the intestines were reduced in the first week after they had been fed garlic. Despite that, it had little effect, and it was confirmed that it  really wasn’t destroying the worms directly, but strengthening resistance to disease to counter the inflammation of the worms.

That said, incorporating garlic to the diet is made to produce the atmosphere less appealing to red mites and may have a significant dissuasive impact on worms.

But don’t expect, as above, to kill worms already colonized in the intestines. Take immediate action if you see worms; add garlic to your diet once you get rid of them.

Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.com at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.

How to take care of your chicken

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Four things to consider when preparing to buy and hatch baby chicks

Having a flock of chickens requires some tasks that you need to do on a regular basis. These chores will keep your chickens happy, stable, and clean. Chicken care isn’t going to have to be complicated. Learn about some of the main tasks to make sure you give your chickens all they need.

Ways to take care of your chicken daily

  • Check your water and clean / refill it as needed.

Make sure your hens have a good supply of freshwater. Chickens don’t like drinking dirty water, so they will dehydrate if they don’t have clean drinking water for a short time. Shavings, straw, and poop can get in the water all day and muck it up.

So check the water if you find any debris or thinness in the bottle. Use dish soap and water for regular cleaning and rinse well before refilling. You may also use chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach to sanitize the water bottle as long as it is thoroughly rinsed.

  • Feed your chickens.

You can feed your chickens free of charge with a large hanging feeder, adding chicken feed as needed. Or you can feed them a fixed amount every day.

  • Collect your eggs.

Collecting eggs every day ensures that they are as clean as possible. It also reduces cracked eggs and maximizes freshness.

Look at the chickens. Spend some time with the flock, watching the chickens to make sure they’re safe. Active, alert chickens with bright eyes and smooth feathers are positive signs.

Ways to take care of your chicken monthly

  • Manage your bedding.

How you do this depends on the litter method you use. For flocks that have only a small field, change the coop bedding at least monthly. But in larger areas, flocks may use the deep litter process. Start with 3 to 4 inches of bedding for this method.

Add more bedding every month (or when the drops build-up) until you have 6 inches or more. Then remove the bedding twice a year and start over. You can also compost chicken litter for use in the garden; it is high in nitrogen.

  • New the boxes for the crib.

When the bedding in the nest box becomes soiled with poop or broken eggs, remove the dirty parts and put them in fresh bedding. This helps keep your hens laying in the nest boxes, making it easier to clean the eggs.

  • Sanitize the waterers.

You should give the water containers a deep clean water at least monthly. Sanitize with your choice of a solution; the easiest part is 1 part of bleach to 10 parts of water. Then wash the waterers with a dish of soap and warm water and rinse well to remove any residual bleach and soap before refilling with fresh water.

How to take care of your chicken Yearly

  • Clean the coop thoroughly and sanitize it.

Once or twice a year, remove everything from the coop and wash all surfaces with 1 part of bleach to 10 parts of water.3 You should also do this between the flocks or if a member of your flock has a contagious disease. Some people prefer to sprinkle diatomaceous soil in the coop to cut down on the mites and keep the hens healthy. Get food-grade diatomaceous soil, and don’t worry if hens eat a little; it’s perfectly healthy for them.

  • Get ready for the season.

Making sure your hens are ready for the cold winter weather is a vital part of holding your flock. If necessary, get the heaters for your waterers.

And consider whether you want to use light (to mimic daylight) to keep your hens in the winter. Also, make sure you have room for everyone to roost; this is how hens stay warm. You’re not supposed to heat your chicken coop.

Maintaining the pace of these chores throughout the year will keep your hens content, safe, and full of farm-fresh eggs.

Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.com at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.

 

What it takes to start raising backyard chickens?

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What does it really take to start raising backyard chickens?

When you’re talking about raising backyard chickens, there are a lot of things to remember before you buy your first baby bird. While they may be sweet, feathery, gentle, and irresistible in the store; and literally begging you through gentle chirps to take them home, they do require some effort, equipment, and attention to ensure that they are well taken care of, healthy, and successful.

If you live in town or in the woods, having your own backyard chickens offers advantages beyond only putting fresh eggs in your refrigerator. Yet chickens are creatures, and like anyone, they can be noisy, messy, and even a little ornate to each other. But we do enjoy them, and we’ve compiled a detailed list of the advantages and challenges that can come from raising backyard chickens.

 Benefits of Raising Backyard Chickens

  • Backyard chickens are laying eggs

These eggs are healthy, taste fantastic, and are full of nutrients because you monitor what goes into egg production with the food you offer to your chickens.

Expect one egg a day from every hen you’ve got. Many breeds do not lay eggs every day, but they lay 3 to 4 eggs a week.

  • Backyard chickens make excellent fertilizers.

Chicken manure contains a large amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, the main ingredients for lawn and garden fertilizers. Chicken manure can be composted and applied to the soil of your yard, herbs, trees, shrubs, and grass. The all-natural homemade fertilizer is going to save you money and help you yield better results.

  • Backyard chickens are making great pets.

Believe it or not, chickens have their own personality and are affectionate to humans. Many of them can be sweet, quiet, grouchy, or playful. You’re going to find yourself having a lot of fun with your special flock of backyard chickens.

  • Backyard chickens are helping to clean your yard.

These hard-working birds must clear the weeds of the harvested garden beds and eat the fallen fruit of the trees until they begin to rot and attract bugs.

  • Backyard chickens are a kind of human garbage disposal.

Chickens will consume many of the food products that we would usually throw away, including salad food scraps, vegetable peelings, beans, fruit, nuts, and seeds.

  • Backyard chickens are pretty easy to take care of.

A low-maintenance animal, the chickens simply need to be fed, watered, and cooped to nest in. You can find this less work compared to other livestock.

  • Chickens help to control pests and weeds naturally.

Without the use of pesticides and insecticides, you can monitor the overpopulation of crickets, grasshoppers, snails, slugs, and other rodents in your garden as chickens eat them.

  • Clean, home-grown flesh.

When you raise your chickens for meat, the home-grown chickens taste better and are safer than the farmed chickens. You’re going to taste more flavor, less fat, and more calories.

Challenges that can come from raising backyard chickens.

Nothing worth is without its obstacles, so we’ll explore some precautions to raise chickens in the backyard.

  • Get used to a little bit of noise.

Chickens can be noisy sometimes, yet they can also have quieter sounds of cooing and clucking that others find soothing and even enjoyable. Also, some chickens are certainly noisier than others, so investigate before you buy them.

  • Chicken fertilizer comes from chicken poop, which means that chickens are going to poop a lot.

As mentioned in the above benefits, chicken poop is a wonderful fertilizer, but it does take some work to clean up and use.

  • Chickens are always going to love living with you

This means they’re going to dig a lot in your yard. Chickens are scratching as they dig for bugs and can really tear up their habitat.

  • Backyard chickens are permitted to bear Salmonella.

Chickens have the ability to bear Salmonella germs in their feathers, hands, and beaks. After handling chickens or touching places where they live, it is necessary to wash your hands to avoid the risk of illness.

  • Backyard chickens are in need of health care.

Poultry bumblefoot, prolapsed lung, mites, and respiratory problems are the most common diseases of chickens.

  • Chickens are growing tired and sick.

When they grow older the lifespan is usually 8 to 10 years, egg production is diminishing and you may need to continue caring for them responsibly, or consider whether or not to use chicken for meat production. The peak egg production will usually begin when the chicken is 1 year old and lasts for 2 to 3 years.

  • Chickens may be rude to each other.

Sadly, you’re going to have to contend with some chickens harassing each other. They’re going to peck at each other and even draw blood, which will make them peck more before one dies.

  • Chickens need to be washed.

Chickens can be messy and they can also make messes, so you’ll need to clean chickens, coops, and bedding regularly.

Pine bedding and straw are best, never use cedar shavings as cedar oils and the smell can be poisonous to chickens.

  • Backyard chickens always have to deal with wolves.

If your yard is open to predators such as foxes, raccoons, skunks, possums, coyotes, or other animals that pose a danger to the safety of your chickens, you may consider making it a daily part of your routine by taking them to safety every night.

  • Backyard chickens are in need of regular care.

You’ll need to make sure your chickens have enough chicken food, water, and grit small rocks to help them digest their food. Such tasks are not complicated, and they are also the ideal set of easy tasks for children raising chickens.

  • Backyard chickens need shelter, the chicken coop.

Chickens don’t need much space, but they need room to stretch their legs.

Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In the Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.com at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.

 

 

 

Simple ways to make your poultry products unique

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Why you should have a rooster in your flock

Consumers today face an enormous amount of decisions when buying their poultry products, and food, such as where to shop for food or where to eat, and, after that decision has been reached, they will choose the chicken brand to purchase or the one to patronize.

Poultry farms can better express their unique marketing place by supplying their consumers with experiences and incorporating the patterns of the food industry. Those simple ways include:

  • Brand differentiation as a way to promote poultry products

Customers have so many different choices when it comes to choosing their food, poultry companies must take not only fresh but also very common, products and distinguish them from rival products by communicating the rareness, exceptional quality, origin, or other specific characteristics of the commodity.

  • Freshness is another way to promote poultry products

Freshness was by far the highest buying factor for consumers when it comes to choosing their food. Are consumers expecting their eggs to be fresh? They do, of course.

  • Customers buying local poultry products

Some customers feel that buying locally is vital, that poultry companies can communicate their sourcing or long-standing community background, for example, with terms like authentic, seasonal, and traditional.

  • Customers buy poultry products that are pleasant

Different options for preparation and participation exist for the customer, with items such as pre-marinated meat or protein wraps that can be consumed by the mobile consumer. There is a diminishing trend in supermarkets as the place of choice for grocery shopping, as food is being sold in new places such as Amazon, Peapod retail, and farmer markets. While this means that fewer customers will follow the deli meat event, it also opens up new possibilities for food producers to carry their goods directly to consumers.

  • Variety of poultry products as a key promotion technique

The poultry farming industry should focus on the production of healthier products and conveying them to packaging with terms such as minimally processed or organic.

  • Food that is indulgent is one of customer’s preferences

As a whole, the industry really focuses on wellness, but I would like to note that wellness is not the only thing they’re looking for. Taste is the No. 1 characteristic that trumps all other variables. Poultry food has to taste fantastic as something that can lead to a repeat purchase.

  • Sensory stimulation

While taste is the most important criterion for consumers to consistently buy food, perception is the leading driver of consumer testing and the first purchase of a product, so items like appearance, color, and packaging can help captivate the senses.

In the case of fresh poultry meat or other poultry products, you can find that there are a lot of items where the visual visibility of the product is really important. There is a lot to think about, so that the product can really express its freshness and the sensory response is as positive as possible.

  • Social and environmental responsibility

Many of us, as customers, are now searching for businesses to express their social and environmental responsibility. Factors such as where packaging is made, how businesses offer back to communities, and recycling programs, for example, should be used as part of the company’s marketing.

  • Poultry products can be termed as functional foods

Functional foods are those that offer health benefits beyond basic nutrition. He said that these functional foods will continue to be requested by consumers, particularly as more research demonstrates their benefits.

  • Technologies helps to promote poultry products too

Another way for poultry producers to make their products stand out is by making them using the latest technologies. For example, hurdle technology can make poultry products as healthy as possible and often make them taste better; and modern packaging technologies can help to make products look better.

 

Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In the Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.com at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.

 

 

How to make fried plantain with chicken

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How to make fried plantain with chicken

This Fried Plantain recipe is fast and simple. Crisp outside and fluffy inside, plantain is ideal as side dishes for rice dishes and beans. It can be paired with either fried chicken, rice or on its own

Fried Plantain is sweet and smooth. This plain, delicious West African, Jamaican, and Cuban delicacy is very popular. Fried plantain is a popular street food in Nigeria. It’s made with a plantain and it’s easy to produce.

The big secret to making very tasty fried sweet plantains is how to buy them. Typically, grocery stores sell plantains while they’re still green or yellow unless you’re lucky, that implies you’ll have to think ahead before you can prepare fried sweet plantains.

In order to make fried sweet plantains, the plantains need to be very ripe, if they’re still green or only yellow, the plantains won’t be good after you fry them. You’re going to have to wait for the green or yellow plantains to ripen, or turn black, sitting on your counter a few days before you can make sweet plantains.

What is the difference between plantain and banana?

Banana is delicious, and it can be eaten raw. Plantain is larger than a banana and the skin is thicker. Like bananas, they are not generally eaten raw because they are more starchy. Fried Plantain is known as a dodo in Nigeria and Kelewele in Ghana.

How to prepare your fried plantain

  • Cut the plantains and slice them.
  • Apply the oil to the pan and heat. Arrange cut plantains in the oil when oil is hot.
  • Fry for around 5 minutes on medium heat or until golden brown, then change to fry on the other side.
  • Switch to kitchen towel-lined plate to remove the excess oil and serve.

For step on how to fry your chicken check out our post on how to prepare fried chicken at home, here.

You can serve fried plantain with chicken, and any rice of your choice, and you can find the resource on how to prepare them here:

Coconut Rice

Fried Rice

Jollof Rice

You can also decide to add fried potatoes to your fried plantain and chicken delicacy, and the resource can be found here

Fried Chicken and Potatoes

Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In the Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.com at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.

Fried chicken and potatoes, yummy for breakfast

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Fried chicken and potatoes, yummy for breakfast

Fried chicken and potatoes that take less than 30 minutes to make. Chicken and potatoes are two of the most loved foods, and when you add them together, they make a delicious meal for dinner.

Our Chicken and Potatoes recipe is so delicious and addicting that it’ll be hard not to eat the whole lot.

Which cookware should you use to prepare fried chicken and potatoes?

For better performance and ease of use, I suggest that you use a cast-iron skillet. Both ingredients can be cooked in the same skillet. Cast iron skillet retains high heat and spreads heat uniformly, which is perfect for this recipe.  You may also use a grill or stainless steel burner.

How many calories in fried chicken and potatoes?

For just 350 calories, this recipe is good. Serve with a vegetable hand, such as garlic green beans or sautéed spinach, to keep the calories down.

Ingredients for preparing fried chicken and potatoes

  • 3 medium russet potatoes, all scrubbed and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon of minced thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves, all thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons salt, well divided
  • 1 teaspoon of cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons of dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
  • buttermilk ranch dipping sauce for a special taste
  • ½ cup of buttermilk
  • ¼ cup of sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of chives, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of minced thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, well minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil for frying

How to prepare fried chicken and potatoes?

  • Place all the buttermilk ranch dip sauce in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. This will make it possible for the flavors to marry together.
  • Remove the dip from the refrigerator about 10 minutes before serving. It is going to take a slight chill off the dip and really give you the best ranch dip experience.
  • Place the buttermilk, thyme, garlic, some salt, and some pepper in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Remove the potatoes and mix until well coated.
  • While the potatoes are sitting, add the flour, onion powder, mustard, paprika, and remaining salt and pepper into a shallow baking dish and whisk together.
  • Add some buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir. This will produce small patches of thicker fried “fat” in the dredging mixture, enhancing the flavor and crunch of the potatoes until they are fried.
  • Fill a big, deep skillet with a few inches of oil and heat to 350 ft.
  • Shake the excess flour from the potato slices and move to the refrigerator, in a single layer, until all the potatoes have been coated.
  • Fry the potatoes in small batches for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown and the potatoes are cooked through.
  • Drain on a baking sheet lined with paper towels and a cooling rack and season with salt.
  • Serve chicken fried potatoes with dip sauce.

For step on how to fry your chicken check out our post on how to prepare fried chicken at home, here.

Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In the Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.com at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.

Feathers as one of the by-products of chicken

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Feathers as one of the by-products of chicken

While feathers are almost always deemed a by-product of poultry farming and sometimes a by-product of waste, some farmers are raising poultry explicitly for their feathers.

Feathers are used for a variety of decorative objects such as boas, feather fans, masks, costume apparel, bird ornaments, and sometimes even earrings and floral. Feathers are also widely used in the production of fishing flies.

Research has shown that keratin in the feathers that is a protein often found in fur, hoofs, horns, and wool can be used in the processing of a wide range of items.

The uses of feathers as a by-product of chicken

  • Feathers are made up of 90% keratin

Chicken feather waste, which is produced in large amounts almost worldwide, is usually generally incinerated or ends up in landfills or as low-grade animal feed. But she argues that it has the potential to be a valuable resource. Feathers are made up of 90% keratin, the same fibrous protein that gives fur, hoofs, and horns their durability.

  • Strong plastic

Much of the waste is a valuable resource, especially due to its high keratin content, the feathers are likely to create plastics that are stronger and more tear-resistant compared to those that use modified starch or plant proteins, for example.

  • Removes all pathogens

In the manufacturing industry, they must be sanitized before processing to eliminate any pathogens.

Since the feathers are also very thin, it can be difficult to get them to flow through the machines, to pre-treat the feathers so that they can be kept clean and secure to handle and to convert them into raw materials.

  • Raw materials based on feather

The manufacturing industry developed samples of feather-based materials that could be used for packaging, using a process in which the heated material is poured into the mold to form it. Their next goal is to scale up their manufacturing process for industrial production and to check how well feather-based raw materials perform in specific end products.

  • Researchers and scientists looking into how food packaging can be made from feathers, but they are also creating other materials, such as controlled-release fertilizers, composite materials, and fire retardancy coatings, based on economic and technological feasibility.
  • Circular economics

The business claims that demand for circular economy goods, where by-products from one sector are used as raw materials from another, will benefit from a trend known as conscious consumerism.

  • The Prospect of Feathers

The widespread use of feather fiber in consumer goods and as a higher quality feed for animals is still in the future. Currently, composting is still the most cost-effective re-use of feathers; the modern methods have not yet had much impact on more than one million tons of feathers produced each year.

No technique can yet be used to process it at the level needed to manage the waste produced by even a single poultry production facility. Disposal, composting, digesting, and recycling are gaining ground in the handling of poultry feathers, but the sheer volume created overwhelms the existing processing infrastructure.

With each plant generating more than 65,000 pounds of feathers each day, manufacturers need strategies that will address the practical issue of removing the old feathers to create room for waste from freshly pasteurized chickens. For now, waste materials and feather meal manufacturing is the only re-use system responsible for keeping up with the number of feathers produced.

Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In the Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.com at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.

 

 

 

 

Coconut water; how it can be helpful to chickens

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Coconut water; how it can be helpful to chickens

Thinking that coconut water can be so helpful to chickens is a wonder. Starting with a chick’s first day, coconut water provides the necessary nutrients to keep your chick alive and healthy. This gorgeous electrolyte is perfect for chicken broilers and will restore ease to your stressed chickens in no time. In case the word electrolyte doesn’t sound familiar, let’s just break it down.

What’s an electrolyte, and why is coconut water considered as one?

Simply put, electrolytes are minerals found in an electrically charged body. These minerals are present in the body’s blood, skin, urine, and other fluids. Coconut water is ideal for chickens because of its electrolyte properties.

How is coconut water essential as an electrolytes for your chicken?

  • It relieves the tension of chickens
  • It matches the amount of water used in chickens
  • They also control the pH level of the chicken
  • They are responsible for transferring nutrients into chicken cells.
  • They help to remove the waste from the chicken cells
  • Responsible to ensure proper functioning of chicken’s nerves, back, brain, and muscles.

A few Things about Coconut Water as an electrolyte

  • Coconut water is natural.
  • It is free of fat
  • It is high in sugar and calories
  • Coconut water is rich in vitamins and electrolytes such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.
  • It is also regarded as the Dew of Heaven.
  • Though you can use water from young coconut with higher levels of sugar, it is richer in protein and has higher pH levels.

There’s a saying that no one knows how the water gets into the coconut, and that explains how rare it is. It is, in fact, so pure that it is transmitted to the human body just like blood. This water for chickens has so far been found to be only helpful and not harmful. Take a brief look at some of the advantages of coconut water in poultry.

How it is beneficial to the Day of Old Chicks

Day-old chicks are delicate and always need to be treated with respect. When your chicks arrive, they’ve probably been under a lot of stress from hatchery and transport. Despite of this, one of the best gifts you can send to your chicks is coconut. It’s a good anti-stress for the precious moment.

When do you need the use of coconut water?

  • When you have your day-old chicks
  • After too much treatment, such as de-beaking, manual vaccination, etc.
  • When you take your chickens on a ride. For example, the transfer of cage point layers
  • Compensation for temporary overcrowding
  • During heat stress , particularly in chicken broiler
  • Throughout a mite or lice infestation
  • When your chickens are agitated by a predator, e.g. snake in a layer pen.
  • During molting in layers.

Despite all these advantages, every poultry farmer who is yet to take advantage of this natural juice is cheating on himself.

How much coconut water should you give your birds?

Your chicks should take as much as they can for your information. You may decide to dilute it with water or simply feed your birds with pure juice. One thing to remember is that it is important to serve fresh  as it starts to lose its consistency when exposed to oxygen.

Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In the Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.com at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.