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PNW665
Break-even Analysis of Small-Scale Production of Pastured Organic Poultry
Data from five years of trials at Washington State University were used to compare costs and returns for pastured organic broilers using two strains of Cornish Cross meat birds, the industry standard. ...

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PNW658
Feeding Meat-type Chickens

Guidelines for feeding small flocks of meat-type chickens. Includes a discussion of standard versus organic feeds, mixing feeds at home, and alternatives to traditional ingredients.

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PNW477
How to Feed Your Laying Hens
This publication helps small-flock chicken producers select the correct feeds and manage watering to meet the nutritional needs of their laying hens at specific stages of the birds' development. ...

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EB2031E
On-farm Composting of Large Animal Mortalities

Composting can be a safe and effective method for disposing of on-farm mortalities when the correct procedures are followed and the system is managed well. This bulletin provides the necessary info ...

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FS257E
Practical Biosecurity Recommendations for Farm Tour Hosts
This publication was written for livestock producers who would like to open their farms to the public for tours or educational workshops, yet reduce disease risks potentially associated with such visi ...

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FS002E
Sticky Droppings: A Feed-Related Poultry Problem
A feed mix with too much barley can cause digestive problems for poultry, resulting in "sticky droppings," which can, in turn, cause secondary health problems. This publication outlines the reasons f ...

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