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The rooster and reproduction
The rooster and reproduction - Articles Articles
Basic reproductive anatomy male bird 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
Biosecurity: Protecting Your Birds from Disease
Biosecurity: Protecting Your Birds from Disease - Articles Articles

Biosecurity: Protecting Your Birds from Disease

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

Biosecurity means protecting your birds by preventing disease from entering your farm, and protecting others by preventing disease from leaving your farm. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Small Scale Poultry Housing
Small Scale Poultry Housing - Articles Articles

Small Scale Poultry Housing

Phillip Clauer

Small scale poultry coops seem to be built in almost every possible shape and size. Many existing buildings can easily be adapted to accommodate poultry. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Commerical Poultry Industry
Commerical Poultry Industry - Articles Articles

Commerical Poultry Industry

Phillip Clauer

A small overview of the modern commercial poultry industry. 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
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
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