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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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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
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
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

Commerical Poultry Industry

Phillip Clauer

A small overview of the modern commercial poultry industry. More
Marketing Poultry Slaughtered Under USDA Exemption
Marketing Poultry Slaughtered Under USDA Exemption - Articles Articles

Marketing Poultry Slaughtered Under USDA Exemption

Brian Snyder, Susan Beal, Lydia Johnson

Are you raising poultry and wondering what rules apply to you? The following summary states where you can sell your poultry depending on how it was processed and what other regulations apply. More
Partridge Production - Articles Articles

Partridge Production

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

Partridge producers typically raise one of two distinct species, the chukar or the Hungarian partridge. More
Pheasant Production - Articles Articles

Pheasant Production

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

Professional game breeders in Pennsylvania produce one-half million commercial pheasants annually, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission also produces birds. More
Poultry and Game Birds
Poultry and Game Birds - Articles Articles
Pennsylvania has a vibrant poultry and game bird industry. More
Small-Flock Turkey Production - Articles Articles

Small-Flock Turkey Production

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

Raising turkeys can be a satisfying educational activity as well as a source of economical, high-quality meat for your family and friends. More
2016 New Labor Law and Farming
2016 New Labor Law and Farming - Videos Videos

2016 New Labor Law and Farming

John Berry


This video illustrates potential impacts on farm businesses due to the newest rules from the US Dept of Labor. More