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...

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...

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...

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...
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