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12 March 2013 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 966 times
Never mind the weather!

During the last year, weather conditions have been very challenging for free range layers. 2012 was very wet - in Norfolk the wettest year recorded fo...


12 March 2013 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 967 times
Bring Me Sunshine

  I suspect that you are thinking, ‘what has sunshine got to do with free range egg production'? Well quite a  lot actua...


2 October 2012 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 1306 times
50 years on - how we fared

  I am starting this article with an extract from Wikipedia: The Law of Supply and Demand is an economic model of pr...


2 October 2012 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 1242 times
The Conflict?

  It is now three years ago since I wrote this article and it is interesting to see that it is just as relevant now as it was&...


21 September 2012 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 1382 times
Feeding Time

  A BFREPA member is worried that his compounder has changed his feed so as to produce smaller eggs. Would this...


21 September 2012 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 1304 times
A Smashing Time

  Are you happy about the number of Second quality eggs that you are sending to the Packing Station? I have found so...


8 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 862 times
Sheep EID legal requirements

This guide indicates when EID tags are needed for sheep underneath the new EID rules that came into force on 1st January 2010, and outlines the identi...


5 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 860 times
Dead hens dont eat

What a silly title! Of course hens don't eat if the are dead! But what about the period before they died? Did they eat then? Yes, but almost cer...


31 December 2009 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 895 times
Salmonella in Layers - Where are we now

Most producers will find it difficult to think back to a time when they were not testing their flocks for Salmonella. This article will discuss what h...


31 December 2009 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 773 times
Ammonia - How sensitive is your nose?

Ammonia! Yes, it is the time of year again when the atmospheric concentrations of ammonia in free range houses can rise and cause problems.


31 December 2009 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 852 times
Lighting for Free Range Hens

Although hens have been domesticated, their response to the daylength is the same as for wild birds. We increase their daylength to encourage the horm...


29 July 2011 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 1804 times
A post peak dip in Production?

For each flock of new pullets it is exciting to see the production increasing week by week as they approach a peak to production. Disappointment can ...


29 July 2011 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 1602 times
Water medication and beyond

What protocols can be put into place to help prevent the recurrence of disease or the development of other problems as a consequence of antibiotic the...


11 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 3880 times
Gapeworms hit free range flocks

While gamekeepers are constantly on the lookout for an attack of gapeworms in pheasants and partridges being reared for commercial shoots.


11 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 5197 times
Vitamin E Deficiency

Vitamin E deficiency in chickens affects the brain.


11 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 2810 times
Riboflavin

Young chicks, as early as 1-week-old, exhibit curling of the toes, inability to walk and sometimes diarrhoea.


11 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 3796 times
Blackhead

A protozoan parasite, Histomonas meleagridis.


11 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 1753 times
Endoparasites

Worms living in the intestines of chickens fall mainly into four categories.


11 January 2010 |Veterinary and Husbandry|Viewed 1725 times
Coccidiosis

Coccidiosis is caused by protozoa, unicellular parasites.