Small Flock Series: Incubation of Poultry

Jesse J. Lyons Department of Animal Sciences Hatching eggs — watching an egg turn into a baby chick — is a learning experience for students of...

Hatchery technology: then and now for Hybrid

The photo above, taken in 1972, tells a compelling story about the evolution of hatchery technology. Today’s hatcheries are designed for resource efficiency, biosecurity,...

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...

Subscription-Based Organic Chicken Feed Company Launches

Mile Four is a new eCommerce store shipping fresh, organic whole grain chicken feed nationwide. Offering subscription and one-time sales, the company is targeting...

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 Causing Poor Pigmentation of Brown-Shelled Eggs 1

| Butcher, Gary D | Miles, Richard D Factors Causing Poor Pigmentation of Brown-Shelled Eggs 1 Gary D. Butcher and Richard D. Miles2 Introduction The first...

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...

Turkey Egg Storage: Effects on Embryo and Poult Viability

Why store hatching eggs? Cold storage of hatching eggs is a common practice in the poultry industry. Hatching eggs are not incubated immediately after laying...

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...

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...
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