Flock plans are essential when raising poultry, including meat and egg chickens, turkeys and game birds, such as pheasant and partridge. Find advice on biosecurity, egg production and handling and meat poultry sales, as well as farming labor laws.
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If you visit farms, this online course will teach you best biosecurity practices and etiquette for keeping farms, animals, and people safe and productive.
Today in the state of Pennsylvania millions of game birds are produced annually by professional game breeders.
The modern broiler industry has developed a hybrid that is unlike any other breed.
The modern turkey industry has developed a hybrid white turkey that is larger and faster growing than purebred or wild turkeys.
Learn the best breeds to raise and best management practices for a successful small layer flock.
To insure egg quality in small flocks, egg producers must learn to properly handle the eggs they produce.
If you are planning to start raising poultry for the first time it is important that you understand best management practices.
Critical steps for farms to be prepared for an HPAI outbreak in Pennsylvania including a video on how to create a flock plan.
Penn State poultry scientists help a turkey producer reduce energy costs while enhancing animal well-being and environmental sustainability.
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An emergency preparedness guide for poultry owners. In this video, animal health experts outline the important steps in the creation of a flock plan.
In the modern egg industry, most laying hens are hybrid White Leghorns or sex-linked hybrids that resemble New Hampshire Reds and Barred Plymouth Rocks.
A small overview of the modern commercial poultry industry.
Cannibalism in fowl is a costly and vicious habit that poultry producers cannot afford to ignore.
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Biosecurity means protecting your birds by preventing disease from entering your farm, and protecting others by preventing disease from leaving your farm.
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Professional game breeders in Pennsylvania produce one-half million commercial pheasants annually, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission also produces birds.