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...

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...

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...

FAQs on collecting and storing farm fresh eggs

Source: Purina News Release Team Purina answers top questions on how to handle farm fresh eggs when they arrive. – There’s palpable excitement when it comes...

Should you pre-warm your eggs?

Please enjoy a series of Hatchery Tips provided By Aviagen: Tip 14 This chart will help you make an informed decision.

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...

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...

Basic Husbandry for Commercial Layers

The tables and figure in this Factsheet provide basic husbandry information for commercial layers. Proper care and management of birds and their environment result...

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,...

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...
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