Considerations when starting a poultry flock

When starting a poultry enterprise, whether a small backyard flock or a large commercial operation, there are several factors to consider, says a University...

Back Yard Flock Tips: Building An Incubator

Download the complete article An excellent idea for a science project is to build an inexpensive incubator. The incubator may be used for hatching eggs...

Small Poultry Enterprise Management

Download the complete checklist Department of Animal Science University of Connecticut michael.darre@uconn.edu Download the complete checklist

Descriptive survey and Salmonella surveillance of pastured poultry layer farms in California

ABSTRACT Download the PDF While pasture-raised poultry comprises a small portion of the commercial poultry industry in North America, these alternative rearing systems have become increasingly...

Small Poultry Enterprise Management

Download the complete report Michael J. Darre, Ph.D. P.A.S Department of Animal Science,  University of Connecticut, michael.darre@uconn.edu Download the complete report

Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

Latest Outbreak Information At A Glance Reported Cases: 938 States: 48 Hospitalizations: 151 Death: 1 Since the last update on June 24, 2020, 473 more...

Rodent Control in Livestock and Poultry Facilities

Rats and mice have long been a problem on farms where food and nesting sites are plentiful. These animals consume and contaminate food destined...

Feeding Poultry Right

If you raise poultry as a hobby, or on a small-scale, it’s typically not feasible to mix your own feed. Larger-scale commercial operations maintain...

Common egg quality problems

Approximately 2% of all chicken eggs has some defect, ranging from minor, barely noticeable faults to downright alarming deformities. So the chances are pretty...

Free Range Chickens: Tips for the Garden and Backyard

Raising chickens in the garden comes with a sense of pride and the joy of sustainability. By having chickens in your garden, you can...
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