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Achatina snails: the content in the home

What kind of pet does not make noise, not stomping, not the sofa pulls, does not bite, does not fade, makes no sound, unpretentious in food and pretty funny looks? Her eyes are on sticks, and the house she wears on her back. It is a snail. The easiest in life kind of snail is the African snail Achatina.

They look very funny – the eyes are elongated, the neck is long, no nose, no ears, and across her mouth. They have no “boys” or “girls”, these snails are hermaphrodites, which means they have characteristics of both genders. When it comes time to breed, the “mother” becomes the snail, which is older and larger. If they are the same size, then both the snails can become and mom, and dad, and bring a double set of offspring. Love Achatina water and moisture, they like to bathe in lukewarm water, you can wash them with your hands under the tap, and you can make a small “pool” in their terrarium or aquarium improvised, for example to dig a bar of soap and fill with water.

The soil in the aquarium for snails it’s best to use peat, and change as necessary, every two to three months. The height of the soil layer should be such that the snail could dig into it entirely. Well these coconut substrate that is easy to maintain optimal humidity the snails. Don’t forget to close the aquarium lid, and the snail could escape. Continue reading

How to start breeding chickens in the small farm

Everyone is familiar with the fact that the home production was always better and better that which was carried out on the fields and farms of private farmers. It is more environmentally friendly and therefore will bring more benefits to the body. One embodiment of such homemade products is homemade chicken and eggs. Breeding chickens at home is quite simple and does not require any complicated technologies. And the proper cultivation and care will bring rich results in the form of meat and eggs.

Features and requirements for maintenance of laying hens chickens

The chicken is quite undemanding animal. So the coop can be allocated to any room. This can be a shed the grounds of the home or at the cottage and a small courtyard next to it. Inside the chicken coop must be nailed to the poles to roost and night birds. They should not be nailed too high.

The purpose for which you will take home the bird, will determine the internal arrangement of the chicken coop. If you are breeding chickens the hens – then it is advisable to prepare a place in which a bird will lay eggs. Natural nests of hens is grass. Accordingly, you should shoot the floor of the coop dry and clean straw. The straw should be changed as dirt and then laying hen will lay eggs in one place, which greatly simplify the collection of eggs. Continue reading

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