Poultry and Rabbits

Disposal of Animal Mortality and Byproducts

Article

This article has been prepared to provide alternate disposal options for animal mortalities and byproducts where rendering services are not available or economical.

Providing Natural Poultry Feed

Online Resource

Save money and build a healthier flock. Give your birds homegrown, all-natural poultry feed.

Merck Veterinary Manual

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The Merck Manuals, is a series of books for human and animal health care professionals and for the general public. As a service to the community, the content of The Manuals is available free of charge in enhanced online versions. The online versions are updated periodically with new information and contain illustrations and audio and video material not present in the print versions.

Living on The Land: Raising Rabbits for Meat—Getting Started

OSU Extension Catalog

This publication is part of the Living on the Land series. It provides concise information on raising rabbits as a source of meat. Topics include choosing which breed to raise and selecting your initial breeding stock. Use the button below to download this publication as a PDF. Listen to the Living...

By Brian Tuck, Elli Vanderzanden

How to Feed Your Laying Hens

OSU Extension Catalog

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.

By James Hermes

The Veterinary Feed Directive: Questions and Answers for Oregon Livestock Producers

OSU Extension Catalog

As of January 2017, Oregon livestock producers must comply with a new federal law that fundamentally changes the way feed-grade antibiotics are used in their operations: The Veterinary Feed Directive. This publication answers some basic questions about the new law, including the livestock operator’s...

By Sergio Arispe, Troy Downing, Charles Estill

Break-even Analysis of Small-Scale Production of Pastured Organic Poultry

OSU Extension Catalog

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.

Raising Chickens in Urban Environments

OSU Extension Catalog

Guidelines for urban dwellers interested in raising chickens in their residential yards.

By James Hermes

Feeding Meat-Type Chickens

OSU Extension Catalog

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.This publication is available as a PDF and as an eBookLearn more about downloading OSU Extension eBooks.After...

By James Hermes

Avoiding Residues in Small Poultry and Game Bird Flocks

OSU Extension Catalog

Discusses ways to ensure that residues of coccidiostats, antimicrobials, wormers, mold-inhibitors, and pesticides are not present in poultry or eggs when they are marketed. Provides clear guidelines for calculating withdrawal times for medication.

By James Hermes