Updated: July 13, 2022
By Jonathan Moyle

Chicken 101-Basic Management of Poultry in Developing Communities
By Jon Moyle, Ph.D.

Modern Poultry
Chickens can be found throughout the world, and are efficient at converting feed stocks into high quality protein
       High quality protein is important for normal development in children
       Developing poultry production not only increases food security and nutrition but also improves financial stability

Because of its low cost to start and operate, along with its potential to improve lives, poultry production is one of the most common beginning farm ventures in the world
       Modern genetics can improve local poultry production
       Modern breeds can reach market weigh in less than 3 months
       Today's laying hens are capable of producing over 300 eggs per hen per year
       Eggs shells can be many colors including: white, brown, blue, green and olive
       The color of the egg shell does not affect the egg quality
Bird well-been (welfare) should always be considered when starting poultry project
       Consider the Five Freedoms before you start
       Freedom from Hunger and Thirst
       Freedom from Discomfort
       Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease
       Freedom to Express Normal Behavior
       Freedom from Fear and Distress

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