Animal Management Systems

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Poultry - Brooding Boiler Chicks for Pasture - Your pastured broiler project will begin with the purchase of chicks from any one of a number of  hatcheries. The chicks are shipped by U.S. mail the day they are hatched and usually will arrive within 24 hours of hatching.
Poultry - FAQs with Regard to On-Farm Processing of Poultry in Louisiana- Who is eligible for an exemption from Federal Poultry Inspection Requirements? What defines "sanitary conditions"?...
Poultry - Rearing Broilers on Pasture  - Rearing birds on pasture requires an easily movable pen or fence. The enclosure should provide protection from flying, four-legged, and two-legged predators, including, hawks, eagles, dogs, raccoons, skunks, and humans).
Poultry - What is Pastured Poultry- Pastured poultry involves the rearing of birds on pasture, harvesting and processing the birds on the farm, and marketing them directly to the consumer on-farm or at farmers' markets.
Rabbit - Economics & Management - For most people, commercial meat rabbit production is not a profitable undertaking although planning on paper makes it seem to have a great deal of potential. Why does this discrepancy exist?
Rabbit - Housing Manual - The decision has been made! You are going to get some rabbits. It doesn’t matter whether you are getting one or two for pets for your children, a few for show purposes, some for home meat production, or hundreds for a large commercial operation, you must have housing for the animals.
Rabbit - Shrink - In livestock terms, "shrink" refers to the loss of weight of a meat animal - whether it be a steer, hog, or rabbit - between the place it is reared and the time the meat is sold in the supermarket.
Rabbit - Sore Hocks - The technical name for sore hocks is pododermatitis which means, literally, an inflammation (-itis) of the skin (-derma-) of the foot ( podo- ) . In reality, it is a sore on the bottom of the foot.

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