Eggsercise your mind!
Which Olympic medallist enjoys keeping chickens? (a) Jessica Ennis-Hill (b) Tom Daley (c) Carl Hester
What do caecal droppings look like? (a) Light brown and foamy (b) White and watery (c) Dark brown with a white tip QUESTION 2: Is this a caecal dropping? 3 Which of these would be especially beneficial to moulting chickens? (a) Garlic (b) Liquid calcium (c) Seaweed
The Ancona is a light Mediterranean breed – what colour are its eggs? (a) Blue (b) White (c) Brown QUESTION 4: What colour are Ancona eggs?
Following the Avian Influenza restrictions, when was the ban on poultry gatherings lifted for most of England? (a) February 28 (b) April 30 (c) May 15 6 What is line breeding?
(a) Accidental cross-breeding between neighbouring pens (b) Intentional breeding between related birds (c) Introducing an unrelated bird to a flock to improve the strain
Which disinfectant would you choose for a boot dip? (a) Virkon S (b) Stalosan F (c) Dettol
At around what age do chicks start losing their down? (a) One week (b) Four weeks (c) Six weeks
11 2017 is the year of the: (a) Chicken (b) Rooster (c) Hen
How does a chicken lose surplus heat? (a) From sweating (b) Through panting (c) Via exposed skin 11 From which country does the Fayoumi breed originate? (a) Turkey (b) Egypt (c) Greece
Which insects are deterred by the smell of chickens? (a) Mosquitoes (b) Moths (c) Wasps
How long is it estimated that sperm can survive inside the hen? (a) Twenty-four hours (b) One to two days (c) Two to three weeks
Larsen traps are used to control: (a) Rats and mink (b) Crows and magpies (c) Foxes
In which children’s TV series does the Iron Chicken appear? (a) Sesame Street (b) The Clangers (c) Bob the Builder
QUESTION 10: How does a chicken lose excess heat?
QUESTION 8: When do chicks lose their down?