Birds

SITE SELECTION FOR POULTRY FARMING 1080 1080 Frederick Adarkwah

SITE SELECTION FOR POULTRY FARMING

Proper siting of new poultry facilities are extremely important. Problems can arise when these facilities are built in unfavourable locations. The best time to handle potential problems is BEFORE they occur. Considerable thought to the location of farm structures by farmers must be one of the most important concerns in poultry farming.
Poultry farmers must be aware of issues related to environment such as: topography of land, nature of roads, wind conditions, existing and developing structures (e.g., public places such as churches, schools, businesses) and people already living in the area. These factors are further explained below.

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PSITTACOSIS

It is a highly contagious disease, with a mortality rate of about 50% among birds.  Several species of birds (over 465 species) can be affected by this disease, however, birds of the Parrot family or Psittacines are the most affected, hence the name psittacosis. It is also referred to as Parrot Fever.Turkeys and ducks are…

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Bird Flu

What is bird flu? Bird flu, also called avian influenza, is a viral infection that can infect not only birds, but also humans and other animals. Most forms of the virus are restricted to birds. H5N1 is the most common form of bird flu. It’s deadly to birds and can easily affect humans and other…