Induced Molting as a Management Tool

Introduction Skip to Introduction Because of increasing economic pressure related to capital costs, egg prices, feed prices, and replacement pullet costs, the commercial egg industry must...

USDA Modernizes Egg Products Inspection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it is modernizing egg products inspection methods for the...

Prewarming Eggs

Please enjoy a series of Hatchery Tips provided By Aviagen: Tip 14 Single-stage setters are very popular nowadays, but there are still a lot of multi-stage...

Poultry Husbandry Chapter VI: Hatching Eggs and Incubation

he Breeder Flock Healthy chicks come from good breeders. Breeder nutrition, uniformity and the vaccination program are critical. Breeder Flock Health, Age And Nutrition A healthy breeder...

A Systematic Approach to Solving Hatchability and Chick Quality Problems1

Gary D. Butcher and Amir H. Nilipour2 A program involving routine analyses of incubating eggs and hatch residue provides a powerful monitoring and diagnostic tool...

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...

Laying Hen FAQs: The Broody Hen, Soft-Shell Eggs and More

You’ve celebrated the arrival of your first farm fresh eggs and your hens are laying breakfast daily – or so you thought. Have eggs...

Selecting for Superior Brown Egg Quality

Download the complete article  From the early years, Hy-Line International has focused the genetic selection program on achieving the highest egg quality. The goal of...

Efficient data management in the hatchery

Optimising hatchery performance requires good data management. Data can be stored in various ways, ranging from simple Excel sheets to sophisticated data management software....

How the Chicken Incubates Eggs Naturally

In nature, the female bird selects the nest site and lays a clutch of eggs (usually 8 to 13 eggs), one egg per day. Once...
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