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Hitting the Chick Yield Target

Tip 34 The process of converting a fertile hatching egg into a chick is dependent on getting several key factors right.

Have you updated your biosecurity plan recently?

As milder weather replaces the wintery conditions across Canada there will be a reemergence of new plants, animals, and insects. There will also be...

Checking Fresh Eggs for Unwanted Embryo Development

Tip 33 The best way to look after hatching eggs is to collect them from the nests as often as possible (ideally 4-5 times per...

Incubation Period of Other Species

One of the miracles of nature is the transformation of the egg into the chick. Not every avian eggs hatch in 21 days. See the...

Devon Charity Explains Why Hens Are Squawking More Loudly

The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) has seen exponential growth since being established in 2005 and now has 44 volunteer-led teams across the country...

Outdoor activities can increase disease risk in home or commercial flocks

By Carol Cardona, Extension specialist, poultry virologist A single duck can excrete billions of influenza virus particles per day. Influenza virus survives in cold, moist conditions...

USPOULTRY Approves New Board Research Initiative Grant Focused on Evaluating Vaccination Against Salmonella Reading...

USPOULTRY approved approximately $60,000 in funding for a new research grant to evaluate strategies to reduce Salmonella Reading colonization in turkeys through the Board...

B.C. young farmer invests in a future in egg farming

Source: Egg Farmers of Canada Jared de Dood Grindrod, British Columbia While working in Fort McMurray, Alberta, after high school, Jared de Dood invested in a 27-acre...

Take time to evaluate biosecurity

By Abby Schuft, Extension Educator – Poultry, Carol Cardona, Extension specialist and poultry virologist and Sally Noll, Extension poultry scientist November 10, 2020 Through diligent surveillance, two Minnesota...

Broiler Litter Production and Nutrient Content Characteristics

Management and disposal of poultry litter are two of the greatest challenges that poultry producers face. Improper litter management can result in serious flock...
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