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Alternative Poultry Production Systems and Outdoor Access



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By Anne Fanatico

Published: 2006

Updated: 2006

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24 pages


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Introduction

This publication discusses differences between alternative and conventional production systems. Various aspects of free-range systems in the U.S. and abroad are presented. Common poultry housing approaches are also discussed, as well as integrating poultry production with vegetable production or livestock grazing. Considerations related to organic poultry production are presented. Production topics such as outdoor access, pasture management, and predator control are also addressed.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Alternative Poultry Production Systems
Layers
Meat Chickens
Free-Range Systems
Fixed Houses
Portable Houses
Colony Production
Pasture Pens
Integrated Systems
Choosing a Production System
Outdoor Area
Pasture
Pasture Rotation
Predator Control
Conclusions
References
Table 1
Appendix 1: Recommendation/ Requirements for Poultry Production

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