Manure Management on Commercial Layer Operations: Manure Production and Challenges

Poultry production activities have significant effects on virtually all aspects of the environment, including air, water, land/soil, biodiversity, and climate change. The impact may...

Small-Scale Egg Production (Organic and Conventional)

Egg production on a small scale is one of the oldest animal farming enterprises in recorded history. A small investment may yield several years...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Gaining a better understanding of incubation in a hatchery

The contemporary hatchery is a complex installation. The core part is the incubators, supported by the devices that facilitate their function and auxiliary machines...

If you are heat treating stored eggs to improve hatchability (SPIDES), how long should...

Please enjoy a series of Hatchery Tips provided By Aviagen: Tip 28 Aviagen’s early SPIDES trials were aimed at defining the safe limits for heat treating...
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