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,...

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...

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...

Induced Molting of Commercial Layers

Introduction Induced molting can be an effective management tool, enabling you to match egg production with demand and reduce bird cost per dozen eggs by...

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...

Turkey Egg Storage: Effects on Embryo and Poult Viability

Why store hatching eggs? Cold storage of hatching eggs is a common practice in the poultry industry. Hatching eggs are not incubated immediately after laying...

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...