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close this bookPractical Poultry Raising (Peace Corps, 1981, 225 p.)
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View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentAbout this manual
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View the document1. Poultry production - An overview
close this folder2. What do you have to work with?
View the documentAssessing the local situation
View the documentWhich management systems are used in your area?
View the documentCan you help?
View the documentFinding the gap
View the documentFilling the gap
View the documentEvaluating your resources
close this folder3. Getting to know the chicken
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View the documentCharacteristics of chickens
View the documentAnatomy of chickens
View the documentHandling live chickens
View the documentCatching chickens
close this folder4. Working with country chickens
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View the documentProduction potential
View the documentGathering information
View the documentPossible management improvements
View the documentUpgrading the flock
View the documentFarmer assessments
close this folder5. Poultry husbandy
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View the documentBreed source
View the documentLayer breeds
View the documentMeat breeds
View the documentDual - purpose breeds
View the documentStarting a new flock
View the documentHatching chicks
View the documentIncubation
View the documentEgg selection
View the documentIncubator management
View the documentCandling eggs
View the documentBrooding chicks
View the documentMeat breed management
View the documentLayer management
View the documentOther general management principles
close this folder6. Housing and equipment
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View the documentFree - range
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View the documentContained systems
View the documentBuilding a chicken house
View the documentMaking wire cages
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View the documentEquipment
close this folder7. Keeping chickens healthy
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View the documentPerforming a post mortem examination
close this folder8. Feed and nutrition
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View the documentCommercial feeds
View the documentNutrient requirements of poultry
View the documentNon - nutrient feed substances
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close this folder9. Poultry marketing and finances
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View the documentMarketing medium - size broilers
View the documentWeighing chickens
View the documentStoring eggs for market
View the documentCleaning eggs
View the documentEgg grading
View the documentStoring eggs for home consumption
View the documentSize of flock
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View the documentIncreasing poultry profits
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View the documentPoultry and egg cooperatives
close this folder10. Poultry extension
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close this folderAppendices
View the documentAppendix A: Housing designs
View the documentAppendix B: Other poultry
View the documentAppendix C: Farmer specific assessment criteria
View the documentAppendix D: Feed formulation chart
View the documentAppendix E: Feed requirements
View the documentAppendix F: Bibliography and resources
View the documentGlossary

Other health problems

Feed that is improperly stored or kept too long can go bad, causing botulism or other food poisoning. Be very careful around chickens with insecticides, rat poisons, gasoline (petrol) engines and other possible poison sources. Crowded or improperly cared for chickens may start pecking each other.