Quality and Optimization

Information on managing chicken and turkey flocks, egg quality and egg handling from hen to consumption. Instructions on meat quality, laying chickens, meeting HACCP standards and maintaining consumer confidence.

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HACCP in the Egg Industry: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point System
HACCP in the Egg Industry: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point System - Articles Articles
Voluntary participation in HACCP-type programs reduces the risk of marketing eggs contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis and maintains consumer confidence in egg products. More
Leg and Foot Disorders in Domestic Fowl
Leg and Foot Disorders in Domestic Fowl - Articles Articles
Most leg and foot disorders in fowl can be prevented through proper nutrition and management. However, some problems can be genetic. 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
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 hen never taste a broken egg. 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
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
Turkeys
Small-Flock Turkey Production - Articles Articles

Small-Flock Turkey Production

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

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