Since there are numerous reasons for outbreaks of cannibalism, it is important that cannibalism control be a part of your management program. By: Phillip J. Clauer, Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Causes of and tips for preventing cannibalism in the small poultry flock.
Author(s): Beyer, R. Scott and Haseman, David L.
Nice fact-sheet from U of K, By: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
BY John P. Blake, and Joseph B. Hess, both Extension Poultry Scientist in Poultry Science at Auburn University
Many factors affect egg quality. As a hen ages, the shells thin. Genetics, feed quality, medications and environment (light, temperature, etc.) play a role in egg quality.
Author: Beyer, R. Scott
Hot weather can have a severe impact on poultry performance. Production efficiency can be affected long before the temperature reaches a level at which survival becomes a concern. Heat stress begins when the ambient temperature climbs above 80oF and is readily apparent above 85oF. When a bird begins to pant, physiological changes have already started within its body to dissipate excess heat. Even before the bird reaches this point, anything that you do to help birds remain comfortable will help maintain optimum growth rates, hatchability, egg size, egg shell quality, and egg production. Prepared by Kenneth E. Anderson and Thomas A. Carter, North Carolina State University.
By: Dr. Tom Smith, Mississippi State University. When incubation of eggs fails, indications are often available that a well trained professional uses for diagnosing the causes for failure. The information listed below includes the more common symptoms for incubation failures, the causes for each symptom, and the recommended corrective measures.
Most leg and foot disorders in fowl can be prevented through proper nutrition and management. However, some problems can be genetic. In today's large meat chickens and turkeys the problems become very complex since the birds put on weight faster than they build their bone structure to support the weight. By: Phillip J. Clauer, Virginia Cooperative Extension.
An explanation of a beneficial natural process, molting, which causes feather loss in poultry.
Author: Beyer, R. Scott
By: Francine A. Bradley Extension Poultry Specialist University of California, Avian Sciences Department, Davis.
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Egg eating by hens is a habit formed over time which is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to break. It is important you plan and manage your facilities so that the hen never gets the first taste of a broken egg. By: Phillip J. Clauer, Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Methods used to prevent hens from eating eggs.
Author(s): Beyer, Scott R
A common question from small backyard laying flock owners is "Why have my hens stopped laying?" There are many factors which can cause hens to stop laying and in many cases there are multiple causes which add up to few or no eggs. The most common causes of decreased egg production include: decreasing daylength, improper nutrition, disease, advancing age and stress. By: Phillip J. Clauer, Virginia Cooperative Extension.