Good management requires thinking about things from the hen’s point of view and looking out for them properly. Cage or floor: there is a world of difference between the two. With caged chickens, the birds have no choices and it’s mainly the farmer who calls the shots. In floor systems the hens can decide for themselves
Cannibalism in fowl is a costly and vicious habit that poultry producers cannot afford to ignore. Cannibalism usually occurs when the birds are stressed by a poor management practice. Once becoming stressed, one bird begins picking the feathers, comb, toes or vent of another bird. Once an open wound or blood is visible on the
THE STRUCTURE OF THE EGG To be well informed of the factors influencing the quality of the egg (both hatching egg and consumer egg) and those of the incubation and hatching process it is necessary to know the structure of the egg. Below you will find a rough enumeration of the most important parts.