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Home  >  Beginning Farmer  >   Alternative Poultry Production Systems and Outdoor Access (Summary)

Alternative Poultry Production Systems and Outdoor Access


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By Anne Fanatico

Published: 2006

Updated: 2006



24 pages

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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.

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

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