The chicken is the most common introduction to the world of domesticated poultry for most backyard flock managers. There is a wealth of knowledge on chickens readily available, and hens lay the eggs that Indians are most familiar with. Chickens also make excellent pets. We don’t think raising chickens is a bad idea.
Today, though, we’d like to introduce you to a few different domesticated poultry species, as well as some of the reasons why you might want to explore keeping them. Some of them demand more area than hens, and some require water, but if you believe you’re ready to grow, they’re worth exploring.
Quail is a simple bird to maintain. With appropriate care, they may contentedly live in a cage in a garage or basement. They lay a lot of eggs and don’t make a lot of noise. Quail can be raised for a variety of reasons. Many individuals who live in cities where it is still prohibited to raise chickens to find that quails are a decent alternative since they are quiet and don’t bother neighbours.
You don’t need a pond to maintain ducks, depending on the breed. Ducks may splash around in a small swimming pool or a large washtub if they don’t have access to a pond. Duck eggs are excellent for baking, and many people enjoy the taste. Some ducks are more vocal than others, and some are better fliers or foragers than others. If you’re thinking about getting a few ducks, do some research beforehand and choose the breed that’s right for you.
It is absolutely feasible to grow your own turkey. Indeed, there are several benefits to doing so. Turkeys require a significant amount of space to forage. There are detailed instructions for constructing portable turkey enclosures online. The majority of people are unaware that turkeys are sociable and like being near humans. Some people raise poults with the intention of eating them, but they end up keeping them as pets.
Peacocks are stunning, but they have another benefit in addition to their appearance as living sculptures. Snakes are chased away by them. To keep cobras at bay, Indians maintained peafowl. Peafowl, on the other hand, are huge birds that require at least 200 square feet per adult couple. You should also look at the benefits and drawbacks of allowing peafowl to roam freely.
Do you have any ticks? Get guinea fowl! Guinea fowl are excellent pest controllers and excellent “watchdogs.” They’ll gladly live alongside your hens. Guineas are wonderful garden birds because they remove pests from plants without damaging them. Most people discover that they don’t have to worry about their guinea fowls roaming freely in the backyard.
Many people believe “roast goose” to be a wonderful cuisine, despite the fact that it isn’t particularly trendy. When it comes to poultry, geese may be the simplest to care for. They don’t need much more than a three-sided shelter to live in; they like foraging, and a simple 3-foot-high fence will keep them contained. Geese may also be used to manage insects and act as “watchdogs.”
It’s interesting to learn about domesticated species, whether you plan to diversify your chicken flock or not. There are many more than those listed here, and people grow a wide range of poultry all around the world.