Egg Size and Your Small Flock of Laying Hens

For many people, the ideal laying hen would lay Grade A Large sized eggs from the first day to last day of her production...

Management of Hatching Eggs and Broiler Performance1

G. D. Butcher and Amir H. Nilipour2 Broiler performance in the field is dependent to a large extent on egg management practices. Quality management for...

Hatchery technology: then and now for Hybrid

The photo above, taken in 1972, tells a compelling story about the evolution of hatchery technology. Today’s hatcheries are designed for resource efficiency, biosecurity,...

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

Many factors can influence egg quality and appearance. These factors will vary depending upon the housing environment, genetics, drugs, feed ingredients, or chemicals used...

Home-Produced Chicken Eggs

by M. Bunning and J. Avens 1 (3/2010) Quick Facts… Eggs from your own backyard chicken flock can be a convenient and nutritious source of...

Prevention of Egg Eating in Chickens

Egg eating by hens is a habit which is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to break. It is important you manage your facilities so...

Small Flock Series: Incubation of Poultry

Jesse J. Lyons Department of Animal Sciences Hatching eggs — watching an egg turn into a baby chick — is a learning experience for students of...

LIVEgg Launches CrystalEgg, The World’s First Embryo Monitoring System

Source: LIVEgg news release LIVEgg, a developer of cutting-edge digital technologies for the poultry industry, has launched CrystalEgg, the world's first embryo monitor capable of...

Trouble Shooting Failures with Egg Incubation

When incubation of eggs fails, indications are often available that a well trained professional uses for diagnosing the causes for failure. The information listed...

The Science of Egg Quality

Download the complete Article EGG QUALITY A good quality fresh egg has an elliptical shape with a clean, smooth and shiny shell surface. The eggshell is...