Production and Management

From commercial to small backyard and urban poultry flocks, Penn State Extension offers education on the production and management of your flock regardless of size.

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Poultry 101 - A Comprehensive Broiler Production Workshop
Poultry 101 - A Comprehensive Broiler Production Workshop - Workshops Workshops
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New producers can get the basics at this comprehensive broiler production workshop. More
Poultry Production - Back to the Basics
Poultry Production - Back to the Basics - Articles Articles
Importance of water quality in poultry. Simple tips and advice to improve water sanitation. 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
Raising Fowl in Urban Areas
Raising Fowl in Urban Areas - Articles Articles

Raising Fowl in Urban Areas

Phillip Clauer

Raising domestic poultry such as pigeons, ornamental poultry, and small meat and egg flocks has become an increasingly popular pastime for urban residents. More
Successfully Raising a Small Flock of Laying Chickens
Successfully Raising a Small Flock of Laying Chickens - Articles Articles
Raising a small chicken flock for egg production in the backyard has increased in popularity. 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
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Management Requirements for Meat Bird Flocks - Articles Articles
Understanding the best breeds to raise and best management practices requirements to raise meat chickens successfully. More
Prevention of Egg Eating in Chickens
Prevention of Egg Eating in Chickens - Articles Articles
Egg eating by hens is a habit which is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to break. It is important you manage your facilities so the hens never taste a broken egg. 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
Brooding of Domestic Fowl
Brooding of Domestic Fowl - Articles Articles

Brooding of Domestic Fowl

Phillip Clauer

It is very important to realize that baby fowl are totally dependent upon you to meet their needs. Baby fowl need proper environment, nutrition and protection. 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
Hot Weather Management of Poultry
Hot Weather Management of Poultry - Articles Articles
During the summer it is very important for poultry producers to be mindful of the effects warmer temperatures can have on their flocks. More
Chukar
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
Pheasants
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
Producción de Huevos en Pequeña Escala (Orgánica y Convencional)
Producción de Huevos en Pequeña Escala (Orgánica y Convencional) - Articles Articles

Producción de Huevos en Pequeña Escala (Orgánica y Convencional)

Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Paul Patterson, Miguel Antonio Saviroff, MS

La producción de huevos en pequeña escala es una de las empresas agrícolas de animales más antiguas registrada en la historia. More
Small-Scale Egg Production (Organic and Non-Organic)
Small-Scale Egg Production (Organic and Non-Organic) - Articles Articles

Small-Scale Egg Production (Organic and Non-Organic)

Paul Patterson, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Egg production on a small scale is one of the oldest animal farming enterprises in recorded history. A small investment may yield several years of income. More
Turkeys
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