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videoducks and geese. May is the time when life on the home farm is activated.
Most of the inhabitants have offspring at this time, it is time to replenish the poultry population, clean up summer walking areas, and also diversify the diet of the wards at the expense of fresh greenery.
The content of rabbits in May
In April, the rabbit breeders receive the second litter of rabbits, which by May had already got stronger, grew up, but are still with the rabbit. It is advised to sow juveniles from the middle of the month, and in the remaining two weeks the females should receive plenty of water and nutritious, conducive to the formation of milk food.
As the air temperature rises significantly in May, rabbits can drink more than before, especially if the cages are exposed to the sunny side. Since May, the menu of furry pets actively include green food. For rabbits, this is not only a delicacy, but also the richest source of vitamins, protein, fiber and the same moisture. Among the first May “salads”:
- nettle, competing with carrot in carotene content;
- succulent burdock shoots;
- is the eternal enemy of the gardener - wheat grass, which in May is actively weeding out from the beds.
In order to avoid digestion failures from an abrupt diet change, the herbs are slightly dried before feeding, and at the same time they are sorted out to make sure the collection is safe.
Such a precautionary measure does not hurt, since dangerous plants can easily be found in the May herbs, for example:
- buttercup caustic;
May daily cares in the garden for rabbit breeders is another opportunity to quickly feed their growing fluffy flock. In addition to the wheatgrass, old leaves left after transplantation and renewal of strawberries, colza, moss grass, as well as appetite-raising young tansy shoots will go to the feeder for the animals. Pruning berry bushes in May is also a significant increase in the menu.
If rabbits still show signs of frustration, the inclusion of a small amount of wormwood, oak foliage and chamomile in the diet will help.
Goats at the Compound: May Contents
All the above-mentioned features of the May diet of rabbits fully apply to domestic goats, which had been content with branches and root vegetables. Since May, when the snow has completely melted and the soil has dried out sufficiently, the animals are gradually being transferred to pastures.
In order to eliminate intestinal disorders, especially among the kids that have appeared this spring, the livestock is fed with hay before grazing. For the first time on the lawn youngsters better to walk no more than 2 hours in a row.
Juicy grass is not enough to cover the goats need for water, so it is given additionally, slightly salty liquid and for the prevention of adding 5 drops of an alcoholic solution of iodine to it in a bucket of water.
Poultry in May
Poultry farmers in central Russia in May hatch chickens, which, due to the increase in daylight, the arrival of heat and the diversity of the food supply base, grow well and gain weight. By the fall of these birds fully fledged and gain solid adult appearance.
In May, when stable heat comes, it is useful to transfer the young stock to summer houses. Such housing, of course, is equipped with heating in case of recurrent cold, but walks in the fresh air under the sun is a good prevention from many diseases, including rickets.
In the spring, chickens with a huge appetite eat greens, so some summer residents and villagers secrete open-air cages with free grazing, and feed them with nettles, wood lilies, spring onions, and early vegetables, such as radish, lettuce and cabbage.
Nettle - has long been proven dressing that helps to increase the egg production of layers, as well as make the yolks brighter, more sunny.
The turkey poults that appeared in the spring in May celebrate their monthly jubilee, and in dry sunny weather they are released for grazing, additionally providing grain and the young generation with grain and necessary mineral supplements.
Nestlings of waterfowl are growing up. Goslings in May begin to fledge, therefore they also need energy-rich grain and vitamin-mineral supplements. Juveniles are allowed to enter the water when molting is completed.
With free grazing of geese, chickens, turkeys, and especially ducks, the bird actively feeds, and eats not only grass, but also all sorts of pests. Gardeners know how much damage the Maybot larvae cause. They are happy to dig up arable land and eat ducks. Chickens with passion hunt for the first caterpillars of white butterflies, and adult chickens hunt for slugs lurking in wet places.
Already at the end of spring, the poultry farmer should take care of a comfortable bathhouse with a gentle approach, sunny walking and an awning in case of a hot day and the opportunity for the bird to wait out the hottest hours in the shade.
Everyone who is engaged in the breeding of poultry, goats, rabbits and other animals is well aware that May is a very difficult but grateful time. The effort expended will not be wasted, and all investments will return quickly and handsomely.