Here the top 4 Myths and misconceptions about Backyard Chickens Raising. Actually, the most of these myths are relevant to reality.
It has been built up by misknowledege of Chickens Raising.
Let’s list the most common Backyard Chickens Myths:
The Top 4 Myths about BackYard Chicken
Myth 1# Bird Flu
Raising Chickens at Back Yard can contaminate people around with Bird flu.
Is spread through contact with the feces of contaminated migratory birds. Since these infected wild birds are currently only in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe it is extremely unlikely that it would spread to chickens elsewhere.
How do you know if your chicken has the bird flu?
Some signs of AI include:
- Sudden death.
- Lack of energy and appetite.
- Decreased egg production.
- Soft-shelled or misshapen eggs.
- Swelling of the head, eyelids, comb, wattles, and hocks.
- Purple discoloration of the comb, wattles, and legs.
- Nasal discharge.
- Coughing and sneezing… (source)
Myth 2# Noise
Back Yard Chickens make a lot of noise. It can be disturbing for habitans and for neighborhood.
Hens are relatively quiet as compared to dogs, though hens often vocalize after laying an egg.
The noise level during this squawking period has been measured at around 63 decibels, or about the level of two people talking.
Other than post-laying squawking, normal hen sounds are not audible at 25 feet
Check the following video about How Much Noise Do Backyard Chickens Make?
Many people believe that backyard chickens should not be kept because “they are noisy!” Here is a demonstration of what 12 backyard chickens and 2 ducks sound like……and what 2 LEGAL dogs sound like.
Which chickens are the quietest?
Other breeds often mentioned when seeking quiet chickens for the urban setting are Australorps, Wyandottes, Brahmas, Cochins, Barred Rock, Mottled Java (a breed currently on the Livestock Conservancy listing as in danger) Ameraucanas, and Rhode Island Red. (source)
Myth 3# Oder
BackYard Chickens raising generates a lot of insupportuble Oder du to Chickens digestion.
Unlike large commercial operations, where thousands of chickens are kept in close quarters and thus build up enough ammonia to create a powerful odor, small backyard operations produce proportionately less odor.
Now, Chicken Back Yards are everywhere.
Although there are many people who support the larger local foods issue, there are likely few who will want to go to the work and expense of keeping chickens.