Broiler Management


  • Broiler Farms' Organization, Management, and Performance (USDA) HTML
  • Broiler Performance, Live Weight Variance, Feed and Water Intake, and Carcass Quality at Different Stocking Densities (Alberta Ag, Food & Rural Development) HTML
  • Cost and Yield Comparisons of Ready-to-Cook Chicken Products (Texas A&M) PDF

Feeding Broilers

  • Feed Withdrawal: A Practical Look at its Effect on Intestine Emptying, Contamination and Yield (Manitoba Ministry of Ag & Food) HTML
  • Feed Withdrawal for Broiler Chickens (Manitoba Ministry of Ag & Food) PDF
  • Successful Broiler Production Depends on a Sound Feeding Program (Mississippi State University) PDF

Food Safety

  • Enjoy Poultry Meat Safely (Texas A&M) PDF
  • Salmonella and Chicken: What You Should Know and What You Can Do (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) HTML
  • Strategies to Control Salmonella in the Broiler Production Chain (Van Immerseel, et al., Sep 2009, World Poultry Sci Journal Vol 65) PDF / HTML


  • General Guidelines for Implementation of HACCP in a Poultry Processing Plant (University of Georgia) PDF
  • Guidebook for the Preparation of HACCP Plans and Generic HACCP Models (USDA/FSIS) HTML
  • HACCP Questions and Answers (International HACCP Alliance) HTML

Hot Weather Management

  • Avoiding Heat Stress Mortality in Poultry (University of Minnesota) PDF
  • Be Aware of Heat Stress in Summer (Canadian Poultry Consultants Ltd) PDF
  • Heat Stress Management in Broilers (University of Florida) PDF
  • Hot Weather Management of Poultry (North Carolina State University) HTML
  • Hot Weather Management of Poultry (Penn State Extension) HTML

Information for Potential Growers

  • Broiler Production: Considerations for Potential Growers (Oklahoma State University) PDF
  • Factors Affecting Poultry Meat Quality (University of Georgia) HTML
  • Guide for Prospective Contract Broiler Producers (University of Georgia) PDF / HTML
  • Points to Ponder Before Starting a Poultry Operation (University of California-Davis) HTML
  • Practical Illustrations of Risk Assessment and Risk Management in the Poultry Industry (British Veterinary Poultry Assn) HTML
  • Renovating or Retrofitting Older Broiler Houses (Auburn University) PDF
  • Vertical Coordination in the Pork and Broiler Industries: Implications for Pork and Chicken Products (USDA/ERS) HTML
  • Vertical Integration Comparison: Beef, Pork and Poultry (Oklahoma State University) PDF


  • Controlling Light in Broiler Production (Auburn University) PDF
  • Light and Lighting for Poultry (University of Connecticut) HTML

Litter Management

  • A Practical Guide for Composting Poultry Litter (Mississippi State University) PDF
  • Broiler Litter Storage (Alabama Cooperative Extension) HTML
  • Causes and Prevention of Wet Litter in Broiler Houses (University of Florida) PDF / HTML


  • Reference Guide for Solving Poultry Processing Problems (University of Georgia) HTML
  • Structural Change in U.S. Chicken and Turkey Slaughter (USDA/ERS) HTML

Product Quality

  • Broiler Meat Quality: Effect of Selection for Increased Carcass Quality and Estimates of Genetic Parameters (Le Bihan-Duval, 1999, Poultry Sci Vol 78, Issue 6, 822-826) PDF
  • Factors Affecting Poultry Meat Quality (University of Georgia) HTML

Production - Commercial

  • Basic Husbandry for Commercial Broilers (Ontario Ministry of Ag, Food & Rural Affairs) HTML
  • Broiler Care Practices (University of California-Davis) PDF
  • Brooding of Domestic Fowl (Virginia Tech) PDF
  • Increasing the Efficiency of Lean Tissue Deposition in Broiler Chickens (Rural Industries Research & Development Corp, Australia) PDF
  • Odour and Ammonia Emission from Broiler Farms (Rural Industries Research & Development Corp, Australia) PDF
  • Potential Opportunities with a Sand-Based Litter (The Poultry Informed Professional) PDF
  • Poultry - General Brooding and Rearing (Saskatchewan Ag & Food) HTML

Production - Home Flock

  • Brooding Chickens and Quail (Mississippi State University) PDF
  • Brooding of Domestic Fowl (Virginia Tech) HTML
  • Grow Healthy Chicks (Mississippi State University) PDF
  • The Home Broiler Chicken Flock (University of Florida) PDF
  • Home Broiler Flock (Texas A&M) PDF

Production - Specialty Products

  • Capons (University of Florida) PDF
  • Capons for Kansas (Kansas State Ag College, 1916) PDF
  • Capons (Michigan State College of Ag & Applied Sci - 1934) PDF
  • Pasture Poultry Industry (Alberta Ag & Forestry) PDF / HTML

Rules & Regulations

  • Developing Product Lotting and Coding Systems for Small Meat and Poultry Processing Operations (Kansas State University) PDF
  • Religious Exemption for the Slaughter and Processing of Poultry (USDA/FSIS) PDF


  • Basic Introduction to Broiler Housing Environmental Control (University of Georgia) PDF
  • Getting the Most From Evaporative Cooling Systems in Tunnel Ventilated Broiler Houses (Auburn University) PDF
  • Impact of Environmental Management on Broiler Performance (Auburn University) PDF
  • Managing Broiler House Backup Systems to Avoid Catastrophic Losses (Auburn University) PDF
  • Managing Broiler House Backup Systems to Avoid Losses (Auburn University) PDF
  • Temperature Effects on Broilers - A Quick Reference Guide (Auburn University) PDF
  • Ventilation Needs for High Density Broiler Production (Alberta Ag & Forestry) HTML


  • Key Water Factors for Broiler Production (Auburn University) PDF
  • Management of Nipple Watering Systems for Broilers (University of Tennessee) PDF