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...

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.

Check Hatching Egg Quality with UV Light

Please enjoy a series of Hatchery Tips provided By Aviagen: Tip #21 Hatching egg quality has a significant impact on hatchability and chick quality.  

New: Meggsius Detect

From now on, no more leaking eggs that contaminate your packer or other eggs with Meggsius Detect. The system detects leaking eggs rolling off...

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...

One Canadian farm family and their story of growth

Together with Eric’s mother Susan, Eric and Sandra Dyck operate 4D Farms just a short drive from Winnipeg in Springstein, Manitoba. Four generations ago,...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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