Reproduction and Genetics

Information on the science of egg incubation, turkeys, chickens, roosters and reproduction and fowl breeds and varieties, including an incubation chart. Find advice on the modern meat chicken industry and brooding of domestic fowl

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Corn field, photo by Elizabeth Hines
Mycotoxins and Their Effect on Poultry and Swine Production - Articles Articles
Feed grains contaminated by mycotoxins hurt feed quality and are detrimental to production in poultry and swine. Some key mycotoxins can induce differential impacts on poultry and swine production performance. More
Pennsylvania Poultry Sales and Service Conference - and - Northeast Conference on Avian Diseases
Pennsylvania Poultry Sales and Service Conference - and - Northeast Conference on Avian Diseases - Conferences Conferences
Don’t miss this two-day conference where you'll get the most current information that's important in the poultry industry. More
The rooster and reproduction
The rooster and reproduction - Articles Articles
Basic reproductive anatomy male bird More
Fertilized vs. Non-fertile
Fertilized vs. Non-fertile - Articles Articles

Fertilized vs. Non-fertile

Phillip Clauer

The rooster must be present for an egg to be fertilized. More
Physiological Processes within the Egg
Physiological Processes within the Egg - Articles Articles
Many elaborate physiological processes take place during the transformation of the embryo from egg to chick. More
Hen reproduction
Hen reproduction - Articles Articles

Hen reproduction

Phillip Clauer

The reproductive system of the female chicken is in two parts: the ovary and oviduct. More
Biology of the Fowl
Biology of the Fowl - Articles Articles

Biology of the Fowl

Phillip Clauer

Let's take a look at the internal and external biology of the chicken. The chicken is an interesting creature when observed from a biological standpoint. More
Body Confirmation of different breeds
Fowl Breeds and Varieties - Articles Articles

Fowl Breeds and Varieties

Phillip Clauer

A basic knowledge of how to identify and classify fowl may be helpful. Domestic fowl are divided into classes, breeds, and varieties. More
The Avian Egg
The Avian Egg - Articles Articles

The Avian Egg

Phillip Clauer

The avian egg is a marvel to nature's architecture. More
How the Chicken Incubates Eggs Naturally
How the Chicken Incubates Eggs Naturally - Articles Articles
In nature, the female bird selects the nest site and lays a clutch of eggs (usually 8 to 13 eggs), one egg per day. More
Incubation Period of Other Species
Incubation Period of Other Species - Articles Articles
One of the miracles of nature is the transformation of the egg into the chick. More
Germinal spot in a fertile egg
Where Chick Life Begins - Articles Articles

Where Chick Life Begins

Phillip Clauer

The development of the chick begins in the single cell formed by the union of two parental cells, eggs and sperm, in the process known as fertilization. More
Science of Incubation
Science of Incubation - Articles Articles

Science of Incubation

Phillip Clauer

Incubation means maintaining conditions favorable for developing and hatching fertile eggs. More
History of the Chicken
History of the Chicken - Articles Articles

History of the Chicken

Phillip Clauer

Domestication of the chicken dates back to at least 2000 B.C. and their ancestry can be traced back to four species of wild jungle fowl from Southeast Asia. More