Broiler Breeder Management How-to’s provided by Aviagen Tip #10 The thermal comfort zone is the temperature range within which a bird does not have to expend energy in order to maintain its normal body temperature (i.e. it is thermally comfortable.)
It is quite common for some hens in small flocks to suddenly begin consuming eggs. This is a habit, that once formed, is very difficult to eliminate. In fact, sometimes the only way to prevent the problem is to...
Management and disposal of poultry litter are two of the greatest challenges that poultry producers face. Improper litter management can result in serious flock health and welfare issues and can lead to odors, fly breeding, and excess nutrients in...
Biosecurity means protecting your birds by preventing disease from entering your farm, and protecting others by preventing disease from leaving your farm. Some diseases are unapparent, and others can kill all of your birds. Developing a good biosecurity plan and...
Broiler Breeder Management How-to’s provided by Aviagen Tip #16 Monitoring the effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection procedures will ensure that chicks are placed into a clean environment and remain healthy and productive through to depletion.
Background:Assessing hen health and welfare is difficult and requires the consideration of many factors including freedom from disease, ability to perform specific behaviors, and protection from housing-specific challenges. Unfortunately, it is not easy to say that one housing system...
BROILER/FRYER: Daily Estimated Slaughter of Broiler/Fryers Estimated ACTUAL ...
As milder weather replaces the wintery conditions across Canada there will be a reemergence of new plants, animals, and insects. There will also be a reemergence of diseases we haven’t seen in a while. While it is important to...
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 that have helped over 810,000 hens become family pets rather than face the chop. Best known...
PoultryBooks Pro® contains many features that have been used and tested extensively by pork producers using Decision Power’s pork production software, SwineBooks Pro®.  These features include the ability to import data from on-farm feed mills.  An inventory-management component in...
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