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Drinking Water Vaccination – a few simple rules

Introduction Mass vaccination of a flock via drinking water is a simple and quick method of vaccine administration. It is less stressful for the birds as it does not require individual catching, handling and vaccine administration. However, mass vaccination methods require careful management if they are to be as effective as individual vaccination methods. This

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Rural Poultry Farming _ Hatching And Raising Chicks

Hatching eggs We select those eggs which are produced by tolerated healthy laying hens. Of course, they must be fertilized. The eggs should be of the standard size, weight, shape and color of the shell corresponding to the breed. Therefore, they should not be too large, they cannot have cracks or a special surface. When

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Organic Poultry _ Breeding and Farming Techniques

Organic Poultry Farming In domestic chicken farming, organic farming can focus on either the production of organic eggs or organic chicken meat. In both cases, the animals must be provided with access to an outdoor enclosure. Due to different weather changes, it is necessary that the chickens have access to the enclosure for at least

By |2020-05-21T22:42:15+00:00May 21st, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments

Poultry Health Management

The best fed and housed stock with the best genetic potential will not grow and produce efficiently if they become diseased or infested with parasites. Therefore good Poultry health management is an important component of poultry production. Infectious disease causing agents will spread through a flock very quickly because of the high stocking densities of commercially housed

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Red Hocks in day old Chicks or Poults

A day old chick is considered to be of good quality if it has the capacity to grow and mature in line with its genetic potential. The chick is alert and active, with a closed  navel and well developed legs that are soft and well hydrated when the toes are extended or stretched. In addition

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Herbal Remedies for Poultry Diseases

Introduction Growth in poultry sector can contribute to enhanced nutrition and poverty reduction in Pakistan, because a large share of the rural poor is dependent on poultry for food and income. Traditional medicines have the potential to improve the growth as well as health status of the birds. Ethno veterinary practices involve the traditional beliefs,

By |2020-03-17T08:13:49+00:00March 17th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments

Incubation Times in the Modern Hatchery

The chicken embryo generally needs 21 days (504 h) to complete incubation, including the drying of down (Etches, 1996). In practice however, incubation periods vary considerably, as observed by Laughlin (2007) in large scale field surveys, which recorded pulling times from the setting of eggs of 500 up to 526 hours .This variation can partly

By |2020-03-15T09:28:26+00:00March 15th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments

Managing The Hatch Window

The term ‘hatch window’ is used to describe the time span between the hatching of the first and the last chick in one particular hatcher. However in practice, because it is impossible to look inside each and every hatcher basket without compromising the hatcher climate, the hatch window is estimated rather than measured precisely. If

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Creating the Ideal Hatching Climate

The transfer of eggs from setter trays to hatcher baskets is routine in the hatchery, while the embryo continues to develop. In the final days of incubation, the embryo prepares for hatching and while embryonic growth slows down at this stage, the maturation of most of the organs continues. The embryo turns its body along

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Hatcher Basket Hygiene for a Clean Start

The hygiene status of the environment into which chicks are hatched has a direct impact on day-old-chick quality and first week mortality. The first environment encountered by the chicks is the hatcher basket and its contents. Hatcher baskets are used intensively, often twice a week. Keeping them scrupulously clean between cycles will pay dividends. Weak

By |2020-02-15T17:16:13+00:00February 15th, 2020|Knowledge center|6 Comments