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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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Farm Biosecurity Best Practices for Contractors, Vendors, and Visitors
Farm Biosecurity Best Practices for Contractors, Vendors, and Visitors - Online Courses Online Courses
$59.00
If you visit farms, this online course will teach you best biosecurity practices and etiquette for keeping farms, animals, and people safe and productive. More
PA Gamebird and Shooting Preserve Industry
Pennsylvania Game Bird Industry - Articles Articles
Today in the state of Pennsylvania millions of game birds are produced annually by professional game breeders. More
Modern Meat Chicken Industry
Modern Meat Chicken Industry - Articles Articles
The modern broiler industry has developed a hybrid that is unlike any other breed. More
Modern Turkey Industry
Modern Turkey Industry - Articles Articles

Modern Turkey Industry

Phillip Clauer

The modern turkey industry has developed a hybrid white turkey that is larger and faster growing than purebred or wild turkeys. More
Management Requirements for Laying Flocks
Management Requirements for Laying Flocks - Articles Articles
Learn the best breeds to raise and best management practices for a successful small layer flock. More
Proper Handling of Eggs: From Hen to Consumption
Proper Handling of Eggs: From Hen to Consumption - Articles Articles
To insure egg quality in small flocks, egg producers must learn to properly handle the eggs they produce. More
Sex-link hens in their coop
Planning to Start Raising Poultry - Articles Articles
If you are planning to start raising poultry for the first time it is important that you understand best management practices. More
Creating a Farm Plan for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Creating a Farm Plan for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - Articles Articles
Critical steps for farms to be prepared for an HPAI outbreak in Pennsylvania including a video on how to create a flock plan. More
Penn State Helps Turkey Farmer Blaze Path
Penn State Helps Turkey Farmer Blaze Path - Videos Videos
Penn State poultry scientists help a turkey producer reduce energy costs while enhancing animal well-being and environmental sustainability. More
Creating a Poultry Flock Plan
Creating a Poultry Flock Plan - Videos Videos

Creating a Poultry Flock Plan

Paul Patterson

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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. More
Modern Egg Industry
Modern Egg Industry - Articles Articles

Modern Egg Industry

Phillip Clauer

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. More
Commerical Poultry Industry
Commerical Poultry Industry - Articles Articles
A small overview of the modern commercial poultry industry. More
Poultry Cannibalism: Prevention and Treatment
Poultry Cannibalism: Prevention and Treatment - Articles Articles
Cannibalism in fowl is a costly and vicious habit that poultry producers cannot afford to ignore. More
Biosecurity: Protecting Your Birds from Disease
Biosecurity: Protecting Your Birds from Disease - Articles Articles

Biosecurity: Protecting Your Birds from Disease

Phillip Clauer, R. Michael Hulet, Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS, Patricia A Dunn, DVM, MAM, DACPV

Biosecurity means protecting your birds by preventing disease from entering your farm, and protecting others by preventing disease from leaving your farm. More
Pheasants
Pheasant Production - Articles Articles

Pheasant Production

R. Michael Hulet, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Professional game breeders in Pennsylvania produce one-half million commercial pheasants annually, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission also produces birds. More
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