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Cage-free Hen House Floor Egg Management

Cage-free production and floor egg issues Poultry production (meat and eggs) provides cost efficient protein for human beings. Currently the U.S. is the world’s largest broiler producer (41 Billion lbs. in 2017) and the world’s 2nd largest egg producer (105 Billion table eggs in 2017). However, the U.S. egg industry…
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Mycotoxin Overview

PDF Version Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by certain fungi.  Secondary metabolites are compounds that are produced by an organism but are not required for normal metabolic activities like growth or reproduction.  Antibiotics are also secondary metabolites produced by fungi, however, the classification of something as an antibiotic or a…
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Handling Eggs After They Are Laid

PDF Version Now that your hens are laying, how will you handle your eggs? Whether the eggs will be hatched or eaten, they should be collected frequently. Eggs that are laid late in the day should be collected and not left for the next day. For optimal hatchability, hatching eggs…
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How to Make an Egg

PDF Version Modern laying hens have been genetically selected for a rapid laying cycle that makes each bird able to produce 260+ eggs per year, with over 72 million table eggs being eaten worldwide — making the laying hen one of the single most important providers of high-quality human nutrition. …
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Feeding Poultry Right

PDF Version If you raise poultry as a hobby, or on a small-scale, it’s typically not feasible to mix your own feed.  Larger-scale commercial operations maintain the ability to purchase bulk amounts of the individual ingredients, plus have the equipment to grind, mix, and pellet their feed.  Buying an already…
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