Poultry Breeding Articles

  • Testimonial Mr. Van Thournout, Belgium: The litter in the house stays dry

    Marc Van Thournout owns a broiler breeder farm and a hatchery near Pittem, Belgium. Marc distributes day-old chicks to several broiler farmers in the Pittem area. Nearly all of Marc´s houses are now equipped with DACS ventilation. New broiler breeder house – In 2010 I was planning for an expansion of my operation and was searching ...


    By DACS A/S

  • 200,000 laying hens join the European Union - Case Study

    After the dissolution of former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s only few West Balkan countries have not yet become a member of the European Union (EU). These countries still allow keeping laying hens in cages. However, the tendency is to gain EU admittance in the long run. Good examples are the Republic of Serbia, which has already been granted the status of an official candidate for EU membership, ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Well-proven feed pan “Male Pan” wears down the beak naturally - Case Study

    The Verwaest-Mer family from Oud-Turnhout in the Belgian province of Antwerp recently completed two modern houses for broiler breeder management. The barns, each measuring 28 x 100 meters and designed for 22,000 breeders, combine classic Big Dutchman products and innovations in an ideal manner.  One such classic is the chain feeding system, which is the oldest product of the Big ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Testimonial Mr. Taratunskiy, Ukraine: saw a good investment and went for it

    Volodymyr Taratunskiy and his family from the village Kyrnasivka in the Vinnitsa region in Ukraine have been in the poultry business for 20 years. They produce and sell breeders and chickens. All raised in cages. Best possible investment It is a tough and volatile market, and I need to stay competitive. I always look for the best possible investments and I constantly try to ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Start Thinking About This Season’s Blueberry Crop: Keep Birds Away

    Start with bird scare tactics Try building netting barriers Use chemical treatments Nothing can ruin delicious blueberry muffins, pancakes or jams more than not having blueberries. Keeping your blueberry crops safe is of the utmost importance for the economy (and our tastebuds). Avian Enterprises sheds some light on which methods work or don’t work to save ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Uptake, distribution, depletion and in ovo transfer of isomers of hexabromocyclododecane flame retardant in diet‐exposed American kestrels (Falco sparverius)

    Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) is a flame retardant and is a global contaminant, yet the toxicokinetics of HBCDD diastereoisomers remains unknown in wildlife species. The present study examined in captive American kestrels (Falco sparverius), (diasterio) isomer‐specific HBCDD uptake, depletion, tissue distribution, and transfer to eggs in a dietary dosing study with a HBCDD technical mixture ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Metal and selenium concentrations in blood and feathers of petrels of the genus Procellaria

    Concentrations of copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg) and selenium (Se) were determined in blood and feathers of spectacled (Procellaria conspicillata) and white‐chinned (P. aequinoctialis) petrels, species that are phylogenetically related, but with distinct ecological niches. In winter, they feed on similar foods, indicated by an overlapping range of whole‐blood ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Earth out of sync rising temperatures throwing off seasonal timing

    A newly hatched chick waits with hungry mouth agape for a parent to deliver its first meal. A crocus peaks up through the snow. Rivers flow swiftly as ice breaks up and snows melt. Sleepy mammals emerge from hibernation, and early frog songs penetrate the night. Spring awakening has long provided fodder for poets, artists, and almanac writers. Even for a notoriously fickle time of sunshine, ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Distribution of neotropical migratory bird species across an urbanizing landscape

    Urbanization leads to long-term modification of landscapes by habitat loss, fragmentation, and the creation of new habitats. Species’ distributions respond to these modifications of habitat availability, but the combination of parameters and scale at which habitat alteration most strongly influences species distributions is poorly understood. We evaluated responses of neotropical migratory birds, ...


    By Springer

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