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  • Intestinal, Respiratory & Joint Diseases of Layers - New UK Research

    New UK research into the treatment of Avian Intestinal Spirochaetosis (AIS), which causes brown, soft, caecal droppings, will be presented at the World Veterinary Poultry Conference in France this coming week. A preview of this research, and of new research into the treatment of Mycoplasmal respiratory...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Sat, Aug 17 2013
  • Hen slaughter

    Over the weekend I noticed one of one of our forum users said 14 of her hens had been killed by a fox, who had sneakily managed to get into the hen house. http://www.fwi.co.uk/community/blogs/saab/archive/2012/02/05/the-hens-are-gone-compost-and-marmalade.aspx Has anyone else had a similar incident?...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by Rhian Price on Wed, Feb 8 2012
  • Re: Have you got a question about Range Management?

    How do i stop my hens from eating their eggs please?
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by fat ally on Fri, May 13 2011
  • Re: Birds have feelings - shock, horror!

    [quote user="freeranger"] Were they funded by CiWF to perform this experiment does anyone know? [/quote] In fact the research was funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. But Compassion in World Farming was - as ever - quick to respond, criticising the practice...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by phil clarke on Thu, Mar 10 2011
  • New Poultry World blog...The Feathered Forager

    Poultry World has officially launched its new blog, The Feathered Forager . Check it out for a bit of a look at the lighter side of poultry production as well as some views and opinions from the team on PW. Cheers Scott
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by scott casey on Mon, Jan 31 2011
  • To perch or not to perch?

    We seem to have been getting some conflicting advice here at Poultry World. The recent opinion from the Farm Animal Welfare Council on bone breakages says that England and Wales should come into line with Northern Ireland and Scotland, and introduce aerial perches, as these encourage bird activity and...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by phil clarke on Fri, Dec 17 2010
  • Re: "Keeping Chickens" on special offer

    A useful companion book has just been published this year... " The Profitable Hobby Farm: How to Build a Sustainable Local Foods Business " Description =========== Turn your hobby farm into a successful business! No experience in farming? No problem! The Profitable Hobby Farm gives you all...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Wed, Nov 24 2010
  • How happy are happy hens?

    I got a text from my 22-year-old niece last night saying she had just seen "an awful thing on the news" about the happy egg co. Arriving in the office this morning I went straight onto the Sky News website, and then on to the Viva website, to see what all the fuss was about. And I have to admit...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by phil clarke on Thu, Oct 7 2010
  • USA egg industry looks to UK

    The massive egg recall currently going on in the USA is sure to shake the egg industry, and possible food production as a whole, right to its core making food safety becomes a bigger focus for the government and consumers. But the good new is the Americans are looking across the ditch to the UK experience...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by scott casey on Wed, Aug 25 2010
  • Poultry theft on the increase?

    I was in my local TV dealer in Sussex last weekend, buying an HTMI cable, and the conversation got round to the subject of poultry (as it does). It turned out his daughter had had three of her prized Light Sussex bantams nicked the night before from their coop at the back of the shop. An old friend of...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by phil clarke on Tue, Aug 3 2010
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