Resources by Leonie Jacobs

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Raising Fowl and Small Animals in Urban Areas Sep 28, 2018 2902-1086 (APSC-148NP)
Transporting Poultry in a Humane Manner
Poultry is transported for a few different reasons, for instance to fairs or markets, to a new owner, the vet, or to slaughter. Unfortunately, few people put much thought into how to best transport their fowl. As a result, birds experience distress, get sick or die in transit. This can be easily avoided. Consider the following factors before transporting fowl.
Sep 27, 2023 2902-1088 (APSC-188NP)
Small-scale Poultry Housing Apr 28, 2023 2902-1092 (APSC-186NP)
Why Have My Hens Stopped Laying? 5 Factors that Impact Egg Production Jul 12, 2022 2902-1097 (APSC-180NP)
Leg and Foot Disorders in Domestic Fowl Oct 2, 2018 2902-1098 (APSC-149NP)
Welfare considerations for on-farm or backyard slaughter of poultry Jan 28, 2019 APSC-152NP
Euthanasia for Broiler Chickens: Manual and Mechanical Cervical Dislocation Methods Oct 15, 2019 APSC-161P
Castration in the U.S. Swine Industry: Animal Welfare Implications and Alternatives Dec 11, 2020 APSC-174P
Animal Welfare Standards and Marketing Oct 14, 2021 APSC-177P
Kinky Back (Spondylolisthesis) in Broiler Chickens: What We Can Do Today to Reduce the Problem Sep 20, 2023 APSC-189P
Footpad Dermatitis in Poultry: A Common Issue in Commercial and Backyard Flocks
Footpad dermatitis refers to a lesion on the footpad and/or toes, characterized by black, necrotic skin and inflammation. This is a widespread condition that can occur in any poultry flock, from mini scale backyard birds to large-scale commercial settings. This publication covers information about the prevalence, causes, methods to keep track, and some potential remedies.
Oct 2, 2023 APSC-191P
Predators for Free-Ranging Poultry
Predation is a common risk for poultry that are allowed to roam freely outdoors (Fig. 1). Predator types may differ depending on the region. Therefore, this article may not cover all possible predators for a specific geographical region. This article provides an overview of potential flock predators, how to identify the predator, and approaches to avoid predation in your free-range poultry flock.
Sep 28, 2023 APSC-192P