Reducing salmonella risk in table egg production

Quick facts Purchase chicks from hatcheries in the United States Sanitation Monitored program and pullets from sources with salmonella prevention and control programs. Control...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Successfully Raising a Small Flock of Laying Chickens

Raising a small chicken flock for egg production in the backyard has increased in popularity. General Considerations Check all local ordinances, zoning laws, and property...

Chicken Embryo Malpositions and Deformities1

Gary D. Butcher and Amir H. Nilipour2 Detailed information describing the categorization and incidence of embryo malpositions and deformities in commercial poultry is not readily...

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,...

Small-Scale Egg Production (Organic and Non-Organic)

Egg production on a small scale is one of the oldest animal farming enterprises in recorded history. A small investment may yield several years...
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