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That fowl smell repels mosquitos

That fowl smell repels mosquitos

Combining genetics, nutrition and natural additives for improved layer profitability. Layer breeds these days have a higher persistency in their laying cycle and additionally can be in production fro much longer, resulting in more eggs during their production cycle....

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What are biofilms in chicken water feeders?

What are biofilms in chicken water feeders?

It was once believed that bacteria were planktonic (free floating). We now know that the natural habitat of bacteria is found in biofilm. Biofilms generally form on any surface that is exposed to water or other liquids and are consequently found in most poultry...

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Chicken water quality program

Chicken water quality program

Water sources available to chickens have been identified as important biosecurity concerns. Many foodborne pathogens can be spread throughout the flock via the drinking water. Protective measures need to be in place to reduce vulnerability for microbial infection. The...

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Biosecurity for poultry layer farming

Biosecurity for poultry layer farming

The purpose of biosecurity is to prevent contact between layers and disease-causing organisms. Means by which Disease-causing Organisms can Enter a Layer Farm: People are the main transporters of disease-causing organisms onto a farm. Most people visiting poultry...

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