Chicken Assessment for Improving Productivity
This outline for selecting desirable production traits in chickens was
developed as part of an American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC) pilot
project to recover breed production characteristics of endangered poultry.
These guidelines are from well-established parameters developed by “old
school” poultrymen, as documented in some of the early to mid-20th
century poultry texts. This once commonplace knowledge and practice has
become unknown to most modern chicken farmers due to the ready availability
of chicks that can be purchased from large hatcheries.
ALBC offers this information for free download in an effort to support
small-scale poultry keeping. Hard copies may be obtained from ALBC at
a charge for printing at ALBC store's poultry
Additional useful forms:
Check-out the Heritage Chicken section of our website for more helpful resources. Learn how Heritage Chicken is defined, discover what breeds of chickens are considered Heritage, use our pick-a-chic chart to learn what breed of chicken might be a good fit for your farm, and more!
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