A Note About Chick Handling and Salmonella
With the rise in popularity of backyard poultry, the Centers for Disease Control is seeing a rise in reports of salmonella. Salmonella can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever, or abdominal cramping in humans. The illness can range from mild to life…
Waterfowl: Ducks, Geese and Swans
Waterfowl are different from their land-based relatives, the chickens and other gallinaceous birds such as quail and pheasants. Their plumage is oiled to resist water and their meat is all dark. They carry a layer of fat under their skin,…
Thinking Beyond the Chicken
Most backyard flock keepers are introduced to the world of domesticated poultry by the chicken. There is plenty of easily accessible information about chickens, chickens lay the eggs that Americans are most familiar with eating, and chickens make great pets….
Poultryman Goes to China, Part 3 of a 3 Part Series
At any grocery store in China there is no packaging on the chickens for sale there. When you are shopping for for chicken, you just start grabbing them with your bare hands and looking through a pile of chicken carcasses….
Mirriam-Webster defines poultry as: noun:: domesticated birds kept for eggs or meat. As defined by the American Poultry Association, Poultry includes chickens, bantam chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and guineas (American). The American Poultry Association, also known as the APA, mostly only…