A practical guide for poultry-oriented management
Authors: Monique Bestman, Marko Ruis, Jos Heijmans, Koos van Middelkoop
|Paperback book||€ 33,90|
|Online book||€ 25,90|
- Poultry Signals
- Book: Poultry Signals
- Book: Poultry Signals – Technical Information
- Book: Poultry Signals – Practical approach: look – think – act
- Improve your husbandry results with the book: Poultry Signals
- Increase the value of your learning services
- Best poultry books
Book: Poultry Signals
Equipment in the house is only a small part of keeping chickens. You are a much more important factor than you think.
Not all poultry farmers realize the full potential of their birds. This is true for layer farmers and broiler farmers alike. To achieve good performance during the production period, the house must be properly and efficiently equipped and managed.
But how do you know what you’re doing is right? Your chickens are constantly sending signals: about their health, how well they know their environment, and whether they are comfortable.
Do you recognize the signals your chickens are sending? And do you know what to do if, for example, there are too many eggs on the floor or the chicks spill too much feed? Do you know the difference between abnormal, runny droppings and healthy appendix droppings? And how do you recognize thirsty chickens when the flock has just been housed?
If you recognize the signs that point to potential problems, you should be armed with information to take the right steps to get your flock back on track. And what you should consider when converting from caged to free-range. A lot can be accomplished with ventilation, lighting and different daily routines. But to do that, you need to know all the ins and outs of your operation and be able to assess the impact of these changes on your animals.
Poultry Signals ® is a practical guide that shows you how to recognize your animals’ signals early, how to interpret them and what measures you can take.
Book: Poultry Signals – Technical Information
Dimensions: 20,5 x 26,5 cm
Book: Poultry Signals – Practical approach: look – think – act
Poultry Signals is based on the Look-Think-Act approach from the famous Poultry Signals© series. This approach challenges the user to understand and act on bird signals and ensure maximum quality production. The Signals© concept is highly visual and based on three basic questions:
- What am I seeing (hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting)? What is the signal? (LOOK)
- How did this happen? What is the explanation for it? (THINK)
- What should I do about it? Is it okay or should I do something about it? (ACT)
Poultry management is not an exact science. If you only pay attention to technical indicators (daily growth, feed and water consumption, floor eggs, etc.), you may be missing important signals from your birds and their environment. The real art is learning to recognize, interpret, and properly respond to the signals you encounter in the field. And this art can be mastered.
Improve your husbandry results with the book: Poultry Signals
- Science for Practice
- Excellent reference book
- Extremely descriptive
Use the resources available to achieve your farming goals
Even if you’re a professional, you know those situations where you want to check if you’re right about what you’re seeing and thinking. How fortunate that you have our (online) book to reference and refresh your knowledge. Poultry Signals is your comprehensive guide to help you achieve better results in your own broiler operation.
LOOK – THINK – ACT
What do birds tell you when you look closer?
Feathering, for example, gives you signals about the quality of your flock. Too beautiful? Then they hardly mate.
Too few? Those hens won’t mate because it will be painful.
Our signal concept is based on three basic questions:
- what do I see (hear, feel, smell, taste)? What is the signal? (LOOK)
- how did this happen? What is the explanation for it? (THINK)
- what should I do? Is it okay or should I do something about it? (ACTION)
Science made practical
Poultry Signals is a reference book where most of the facts can be found. We’ve made the science practical, based on problems a poultry farmer encounters every day.
If you determine what impact you can have on bird behavior and evaluate it, this method can show you ways to make rapid progress.
If you only pay attention to technical indicators (daily growth, food and water consumption, ground eggs, etc.), you may miss important signals from your birds and their environment. So always use all your senses. Incorporate this into your daily routine.
This will help you become more aware of the signals. Learn what is normal behavior by observing it as often and as objectively as possible. Once you know what’s normal, you can spot abnormalities and prevent operating blindness.
The benefits of using our content:
- Apply scientifically sound knowledge directly
- Strengthen your problem observation skills
- Prevent tunnel vision
- Fast return on investment
Increase the value of your learning services
Take your education and training programs to the next level
Understanding poultry practices is a must for any professional who works on a farm or provides hardware and services to farms.
If you’re in charge of learning programs, you’re looking for efficient and validated ways to educate your employees or clients. Whether you’re at the corporate HR level or an outside training or consulting agency. And you certainly don’t want to keep reinventing the wheel. We can help you do that.
Valuable resource for training
The Poultry Signals online book is an easy and tested resource for self-study of all the basic practical skills in poultry management.
So you can spend more interactive time with your trainees, dive deeper, and add more value!
Great reference for everyday use
Poultry Signals is also great as a reference book for people in daily practice. When they encounter situations in their work, they can refer to Poultry Signals for a quick answer.
Here’s what we can offer you:
- Your own (online) Poultry Signals books: we can customize the (online) Poultry Signals books for you. You can put your company logo on the front and back of the book, create a cover image in your own style, or add your own content area to the book. You can also add your own foreword. This will give your employees and trainees a personal touch
- Poultry Signals online books in your digital library: We can create your own digital library where your employees or trainees can access Poultry Signals anytime, anywhere. Or we can create a secure link to your own company library to access Poultry Signals.
- Unlimited access to all of our poultry content: For an annual subscription fee, we can make all of our poultry content available digitally to your employees or trainees. This includes 9 Poultry Signals © online books in 15 languages, as well as all of our available poultry e-learning courses.
We are happy to talk with you about your needs and requirements and find out how we can help you expand your educational offerings.
Best poultry books
The book Broiler Signals follows the cycle in a broiler farm. Each phase is discussed and important aspects are highlighted. This broiler-focused management improves the production and welfare of the chickens and, in turn, the economic results of the poultry farmer. The book, Broiler Signals, is a practical guide that shows you how to recognize your birds’ signals early, how to interpret them, and what actions to take.
Do you recognize the signals your chickens give? And do you know what to do if, for example, there are too many eggs on the floor or if the chicks spill too much feed? Do you know the difference between abnormal, runny droppings and healthy appendix droppings? And how do you recognize thirsty chickens when the flock has just been housed? Find all this information and more in our issue on poultry signals.
Laying Signals is a practical guide that shows you how to recognize your birds’ signals early, how to interpret them, and what actions to take. Poultry Signals® presents practical knowledge on animal-friendly poultry management in a simple, easy-to-understand format.
Egg Signals uses 650 photos and images to illustrate the basics of quality thinking and describes how you can act accordingly. This book includes real-world cases that lead to satisfied poultry professionals and happy consumers.
Turkey Signals follows the cycle on a commercial turkey farm. The book describes how turkey-focused management improves turkey production and welfare and, in turn, the turkey farmer’s financial results. Turkey Signals is a practical guide that shows you how to recognize your animals’ signals early, how to interpret them, and what actions to take. This book contains over 850 photos and illustrations and is a must-have for anyone involved in turkey management.
Broiler Meat Signals
Broiler Meat Signals contains practical information about broilers and all the other steps of processing. With practical tools and modern insights to ensure an efficiently produced, safe, healthy and tasty product.
Breeder Signals contains practical information on hatcheries to ensure maximum production of premium hatching eggs. With practical tools and modern insights to optimize sexual behavior, fertility, egg production and hatchability, based on the look-think-act approach. Feathering gives you signals about the quality of your flock. Too beautiful? Then they’re unlikely to mate. Too little? Those hens won’t mate because it will be painful. The book tracks the arrival of day-old chicks in the nursery through the laying period and on to the transport of eggs to the hatchery.
Hatchery Signals explains all the factors that affect hatchability and chick quality. Beginning at the breeder farm, the focus is on egg quality and embryo viability. How to optimally store and transport eggs to the hatchery is shown, and ways to improve embryo viability during extended storage are described. During the incubation period, you must meet the requirements of the embryo to support optimal development at all times. This book provides guidelines and advice on how to improve offspring performance. New developments and innovations in and around the hatchery, such as early feeding strategies and farm brooding concepts, are presented.