Incubating and Hatching Eggs

Download the complete article  Whether eggs come from a common chicken or an exotic bird, you must store and incu-bate them carefully for a successful...

Poultry (Broilers, Layers, and Turkeys)

General Production Information Skip to General Production Information Poultry is the top agricultural industry in North Carolina, with an economic impact of $36.6 billion in...

Vital Farms Shows You The Farm Your Eggs Are From

Vital Farms is launching a groundbreaking food traceability program. Every consumer of Vital Farms eggs can now see the small family farm - with...

Poultry: Heat Stress in Caged Layers

Table of Contents Introduction Ventilation Recommendations for Minimizing Heat Stress in Caged Layers Introduction A caged layer, eating a normal ration and laying at a rate...

Factors Affecting Egg Production in Backyard Chicken Flocks1

Jacqueline P. Jacob, Henry R. Wilson, Richard D. Miles, Gary D. Butcher, and F. Ben Mather2 The laying cycle of a chicken flock usually covers...

Factors Causing Poor Pigmentation of Brown-Shelled Eggs 1

| Butcher, Gary D | Miles, Richard D Factors Causing Poor Pigmentation of Brown-Shelled Eggs 1 Gary D. Butcher and Richard D. Miles2 Introduction The first...

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...

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...
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