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This publication discusses how to molt commercial layer flocks.
This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg defects and possible factors contributing to egg quality issues. It also provides corrective measures for each defect so that producers can incorporate these solutions into their production systems.
Because of increasing economic pressure related to capital costs, egg prices, feed prices, and replacement pullet costs, the commercial egg industry must maximize the use of its resources. The need to lower production costs have led many enterprises to use induced molting programs.
This publication discusses commercial emu production. Topics covered include getting started with an emu business, housing and facilities, nutrition, breeder flock management, hatchery management, incubation requirements and brooding and health.
This pocket-size bilingual field manual in English and Spanish summarizes recommended practices to prevent disease organisms from entering a poultry farm. Covered topics include limiting visitors, recommended sanitary practices, disinfectants and training for employees. The guide also includes a bilingual dictionary of words and phrases used often on poultry farms.
This publication is targeted toward small producers who may be contemplating entering into egg sales at some level.
A guide for urban residents who want to raise backyard chickens. Includes information about breed selection, feeding, housing, flock health, litter and pest management and coop construction.
This publication describes the importance of brooder house management for good flock longevity. Preparing the brooder house, space and equipment requirements and practicing good husbandry are all covered.