Pasture-Raised Poultry: Getting Started

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Pasture-Raised Poultry: Getting Started
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Burbaugh, Brad
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University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
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"Original publication date January 2010."
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"AN232"

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AN232 Introduction to Pasture-Raised Poultry: Getting Started1 B. Burbaugh, E. Toro, and A. Gernat2 Introduction to Pasture-Raised Poultry The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M. University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Larry Arrington, Dean Introduction Alternative Poultry Production Figure 1. Free range laying flock. Photo by: Wanda Laughlin, UF/IFAS

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Introduction to Pasture-Raised Poultry: Getting Started 2 Figure 2. Cornish cross broiler inside a hoop house. Photo by: Elena Toro, UF/IFAS Organic Production Opportunities of Pastured Poultry Production Challenges of Pastured Poultry Production

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Introduction to Pasture-Raised Poultry: Getting Started 3 Meat Birds: Breed Selection Figure 3. Buff Orpington hen. Photo by: Tom Wright, UF/IFAS Figure 4. Barred rock hen. Photo by Tom Wright, UF/IFAS Selecting Laying Hens

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Introduction to Pasture-Raised Poultry: Getting Started 4 Figure 5. Rhode Island Red hen. Photo by Tom Wright, UF/IFAS Starting the Birds Figure 6. Baby chicks on delivery day. Photo by: Elena Toro, UF/IFAS Conclusion

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Introduction to Pasture-Raised Poultry: Getting Started 5 Further Information Bibliography

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Introduction to Pasture-Raised Poultry: Getting Started 6 Table 1. Characteristics of some representative breeds of chickens. BREED Standard Type of comb Color of Earlobe Color of Skin Color of Shank Shanks feathered? Color of Egg Weight (lbs) Cock Hen American Breeds Plymouth Rock 9 1/2 7 1/2 Single Red Yellow Yellow No Brown Wyandotte 8 1/2 6 1/2 Rose Red Yellow Yellow No Brown Rhode Island Red 8 1/2 6 1/2 Single and rose Red Yellow Yellow No Brown Jersey Black Giant 13 10 Single Red Yellow Black No Brown New Hampshire 8 1/2 6 1/2 Single Red Yellow Yellow No Brown Asiatic Breeds Brahma (light) 12 9 1/2 Pea Red Yellow Yellow Yes Brown Cochin 10 8 1/2 Single Red Yellow Yellow Yes Brown Langshan (black) 9 1/2 7 1/2 Single Red White Bluishblack Yes Brown English Breeds Australorp 8 1/2 6 1/2 Single Red White Dark Slate No Brown Cornish (dark) 10 7 1/2 Pea Red Yellow Yellow No Brown Dorking (Silver-gray) 9 7 Single Red White White No White Orpington (buff and white) 10 8 Single Red White White No Brown Sussex 9 7 Single Red White White No Brown Mediterranean Breeds Leghorn 6 4 1/2 Single and rose White Yellow Yellow No White Minorca (S.C. black) 9 7 1/2 Single White White White No White Ancona 6 4 1/2 Single and rose White Yellow Yellow No White Andalusian (blue) 7 5 1/2 Single White White White No White Source: Neisham, M., Austic, R. and Card, L. (1979)