The 10 best books on poultry farming, co-authored by the Vetworks team :
Broiler Signals book
The Broiler Signals book follows the cycle in a broiler farm. Each stage is discussed and important aspects are highlighted. This broiler-focused management will improve the production and welfare of the chickens and therefore the economic results of the poultry farmer.
Broiler Signals, part of the Poultry Signals series of books, is a practical guide that shows you how to recognise your birds’ signals at an early stage, how to interpret them and what action to take.
- Correct mistakes before they become costly
- Watch and listen to your birds to manage them properly
- Prevent abnormal behaviour in your flock
- Keep your birds healthy and comfortable
About the book: Animals are constantly sending signals about their health, well-being and welfare. It is important for farmers to recognise these signals in order to provide the best possible care for their animals. In the book Broiler Signals, the authors explore the different ways broiler chickens communicate with us. As fast-growing and often highly stressed animals, broilers can be prone to problems if they are not comfortable in their environment. By understanding the signals broilers send, farmers can prevent problems before they arise.
Maarten De Gussem, one of the authors of Broiler Signals, is a highly experienced poultry veterinarian who has worked with broiler farms around the world. In this book he shares his expertise on how to keep your birds healthy and productive. Whether you are a new farmer just starting out or an experienced farmer looking for new ideas, Broiler Signals is sure to have something valuable for you.
Broiler Signals book – African edition
The book Broiler Signals follows the birds on broiler farms in Africa.
As day-old chicks, they need to be of excellent quality, and this book gives you the tools to judge day-old chicks.
After the first week, the chickens need to grow quickly and efficiently, which requires good gut health. As they get older and bigger, heat stress can become a problem in warm climates. Leg quality often becomes a problem as the birds get heavier and litter deteriorates towards the end of production.
Broiler Signals, African edition is a practical guide that shows you how to pick up on your birds’ signals at an early stage.
About the book: In Africa, day-old chicks must be of excellent quality to thrive on a broiler farm. This book serves as a guide to determine the quality of day-old chicks. Broilers must also have good gut health and grow quickly and efficiently. Gut health can easily be compromised when African heat stress becomes a problem for older, larger birds. The heavier the birds become, the poorer the leg quality becomes, resulting in poor litter at the end of production. To avoid further complications, hygiene must be closely monitored throughout the process – from bird to market.
- Keep your birds healthy and comfortable through regular monitoring
- Improve your management practices
- Choose the best breed for your farm
- Feed and water management for optimal production
The book Broiler Signals describes in great detail how you can identify early physical and behavioural signs (or signals) in birds that indicate poor health or other adverse conditions.
This information is vital to prevent farmers’ loss of product and money. Implementing the insights from this book will lead to a more efficient and successful African poultry enterprise.
Poultry Signals book
Poultry farmers have long known that paying attention to their animals’ signals can be crucial to maintaining a healthy and productive flock.
But interpreting these signals correctly can be a challenge. Now here’s a great book that can help: Poultry Signals.
Poultry Signals: A Guide to Understanding What Your Birds Trying To Tell You shows farmers and poultry professionals how to spot the early warning signs that their birds are sick, stressed or otherwise in need of attention.
- Get the best performance out of your poultry
- Easy-to-use, reliable technology
- Keep your birds healthy and comfortable
- Reduce waste and optimise feed usage
- Maximise the potential of your birds
- Reduce the spread of disease
Written by experienced poultry veterinarians and poultry experts, this book is packed with useful information on everything from identifying common diseases to creating an effective management plan. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out in the industry, Poultry Signals is an essential resource for anyone looking to get the most out of their flock.
Poultry Signals book – African Edition
Poultry farming is an important part of the livelihoods of many people in Africa. Recognising the signs that your chickens are healthy, and being able to take action when they are not, can make the difference between a successful flock and an ailing one. Fortunately, there is now a book that can help African poultry farmers better understand their birds: Poultry Signals, Africa.
Poultry Signals Book – African Edition
- Keep your chickens healthy and productive
- Get more eggs and meat per bird
- Easily spot signs of illness or stress
- Manage your chicken coop properly to get the best performance.
Poultry Signals, African edition is a practical guide that covers everything from spotting early signs of illness to interpreting behavioural signals. This valuable resource helps African poultry farmers take better care of their flocks and ensure they remain productive and healthy.
Turkey Signals book
Turkey Signals is an essential book for anyone involved in commercial turkey farming. The book contains practical information on how to recognise early signs of stress or disease in your birds and how to interpret them correctly to take the appropriate action.
Turkey Signals book
- Reduce unnecessary losses
- Keep production levels stable
- Improve turkey farmer skills
- Reduce stress in turkeys
With over 850 photos and illustrations, Turkey Signals, part of the Poultry Signals series of books, is an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to improve their turkey production. The book clearly shows how targeted management can improve both turkey welfare and the financial results of the turkey farmer.
By following the cycle described in Turkey Signals, you can be sure that you are doing all you can to produce healthy turkeys.
Breeder Signals book
Poultry farming is a fascinating science that can have a significant impact on the poultry industry.
Breeder Signals is a book that provides readers with practical information on optimising sexual behaviour, fertility, egg production and hatchability in broiler chickens.
The book Breeder Signals follows the day-old chick from its arrival in the rearing house through the laying period to the transport of the eggs to the hatchery.
It is full of practical tools and modern insights that can help poultry farmers maximise production and achieve top quality hatching eggs.
- Improve your genetic potential and get the best out of your flock
- Optimise your management to reduce costs and increase efficiency
- Reduce mortality and improve chick quality
- Get access to the latest technology, research and advice
Breeder Signals, part of the Poultry Signals series of books, is essential reading for anyone working in the poultry meat chain as a breeder manager, farm worker, consultant, vet and student. This book will provide the reader with valuable insights into the world of poultry farming.
Hatchery Signals book
Hatchery is an important process to ensure optimal embryo development and chick quality.
The book Hatchery Signals provides clear, concise guidelines on how to improve offspring performance through optimal regulation of the incubation process.
The book Hatchery Signals begins by explaining all the factors that affect hatchability and chick quality, focusing on egg quality and embryo viability. Advice is then given on the optimal storage of eggs and transport to the hatchery, as well as ways to improve embryo viability during prolonged storage.
Throughout the incubation period it is important to meet the requirements of the embryo to support optimal development. The book Hatchery Signals provides clear, expert guidance on how to do just that to ensure your chicks are of the highest quality.
Hatchery Signals not only focuses on the incubation process, but also introduces new developments and innovations in and around the hatchery, such as early feeding strategies and on-farm hatching concepts.
- Get a complete overview of the hatchery process
- Learn how to improve hatch rate and chick quality
- Understand the factors that influence embryo viability
- Gain practical tools and insights to optimise hatching results
This indispensable book is a valuable resource for hatchery staff, broiler farm managers, broiler and layer farmers, poultry consultants and students.
Broiler Meat Signals book
The Broiler Meat Signals book is a practical guide to ensuring your poultry products are of the highest quality. Modern consumers are very critical of the food they eat and have high standards for taste, safety and health. It can be a challenge to meet all these expectations, but this book provides you with the tools and information you need to produce a safe, healthy and delicious product.
Broiler Meat Signals
With modern insights and practical tips, Broiler Meat Signals will help you efficiently produce a product that meets all customer expectations.
- High quality day-old chicks
- Excellent broiler management
- Keep your food safe with regular veterinary checks
- Prevent abnormalities from ending up on consumers’ plates
Broiler Meat Signals, part of the Poultry Signals series of books, is a book that provides practical information about broilers and all the subsequent steps of processing.
The book contains practical tools and modern insights to ensure the efficient production of safe, healthy and tasty poultry products. The book is aimed at poultry meat processors, poultry farmers, veterinarians and anyone else interested in poultry meat production. The book discusses the challenges of meeting the high expectations of modern consumers and offers practical solutions to these challenges.
Egg Signals book
Egg Signals is a compelling book that follows the evolution of eggs from poultry farmer to consumer. Using real-life examples and over 650 photographs, it provides insights into optimising egg quality.
The book Egg Signals is essential reading for anyone involved in the poultry industry or interested in egg production.
Egg Signals provides an understanding of egg quality and how to improve it:
- Discover the secrets of egg production with Egg Signals
- Learn to correctly identify problems with eggs
- Get tips on how to increase the quality and value of eggs
- Gain a better understanding of hen behaviour and their role in egg production
Egg Signals offers a fascinating insight into how these ubiquitous foods are produced, giving readers a better understanding of the complex process that goes into getting them to our table.
Layer Signals book
Poultry farmers have long known that the key to success lies in keeping a close eye on the birds they care for. What many farmers don’t realise, however, is that their birds are constantly sending out signals that can provide important clues to their health and well-being. By learning to interpret these signals, poultry farmers can take early action to prevent problems and ensure their flock is healthy.
- Keep your birds healthy and well
- Learn how to spot the first signs of problems in your flock
- Get more eggs out of each bird
- Maximise poultry production
- Get advice on what to do once you’ve identified a problem
- Implement practical solutions to keep your flock healthy and productive
The book Laying Signals, part of the Poultry Signals series of books, is a practical guide that shows poultry farmers how to interpret signals from their birds.
Written by experts in the field, the book gives clear and concise advice on how you should respond to the different signals. This knowledge is essential for any poultry farmer who wants to maximise the potential of their flock.
Laying Signals (signals from laying hens) is an indispensable guide for anyone who cares about the welfare of their birds and wants to ensure that they are healthy and thriving.