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A promising stand of alfalfa in bloom. Image Credit: Jessica Williamson
Fall Forage Establishment - Articles Articles

Fall Forage Establishment

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Pasture managers and hay producers have a window of opportunity in the late summer and early fall to improve existing or establish new stands through seeding. More
Forage Variety Trials Reports
Forage Variety Trials Reports - Articles Articles

Forage Variety Trials Reports

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Forage Trials Report summarizes performance data collected from ongoing forage trials at two sites in Pennsylvania. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Avian Egg
The Avian Egg - Articles Articles

The Avian Egg

Phillip Clauer

The avian egg is a marvel to nature's architecture. 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
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
Determining Pasture Yield
Determining Pasture Yield - Articles Articles

Determining Pasture Yield

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Direct and indirect methods of determining pasture yield. More
Forage Quality in Perspective
Forage Quality in Perspective - Articles Articles

Forage Quality in Perspective

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Fluctuations in milk prices, feed costs, and government programs are forcing dairy farmers to become more efficient with their farm operation. More
Where to Send Samples for Analysis
Where to Send Samples for Analysis - Articles Articles
Once you have gone to the effort of correctly collecting a sample, how can you be sure that the results you receive from the testing laboratory are accurate? More
Why Test Forage Quality?
Why Test Forage Quality? - Articles Articles

Why Test Forage Quality?

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Greater net profit is the bottom line for why livestock producers need to know the quality of the forages they are feeding! 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
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
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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