Tips for Poultry Farmers: January 2023 Update

Allen is back with 3 new tips for poultry farmers!
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Allen is back with 3 new tips for poultry farmers! Check out the video below for our 2023 edition of Poultry Biosecurity Tips and Tricks.




1. Protect Your Dogs From Pests

We love our dogs! But they can be vectors for pests like chicken mites, which can carry diseases. Bringing your dog around your farm can in turn bring pests around your farm.

The tip here is simply to treat your dogs for fleas, ticks and other pests! We know that treating dogs for fleas should be handled carefully, and there's not one option that works for every dog. We understand there are some unsafe options out there too! But we recommend picking one of the safe options so you can prevent your dog from carrying pests into your poultry houses.

2. Install a Bin Lever

This is a neat feature we saw on a friend's farm. If you install a lever on your feed bin, you can better control the flow of feed from your bin door. You can even add one on the bend of the auger! 

3. Add a Sink and Hose in your Control Room

Another cool tip we found on a customer's farm. This farmer installed a sink in their control room, which has got to be super convenient. He also has a hose hanging up right next to it. This can be used to rinse off just about anything in or out of the sink. Installing a sink or hose could take your control room to the next level!

Have any tips or tricks to share?

We love to help farmers help other farmers. If you have any tips or tricks you'd like us to include in a future video, please reach out to Allen! You can also let us know if you have any questions or topics you'd like us to cover. 


If you have any questions relating to poultry biosecurity, we’re here to help! Contact Allen Reynolds at or 800-608-3755. 

About the Author

Izy Dobbins

Isabella (Izy) Dobbins

Marketing Manager

This was written by Isabella (Izy) Dobbins, Southland Organics' Marketing Manager. Izy has devoted her education and career to communicating science-related topics. With an enthusiasm for sharing accurate and honest content relating to science and agriculture, she ensures Southland Organics' publications are as informative as they are interesting. Izy graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in advertising, minors in both Spanish and environmental health science and a Certificate in Sustainability. She has been working at Southland Organics since 2021.

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Allen Reynolds

Poultry Sales Manager

This was edited by Allen Reynolds, Southland Organics’ Poultry Sales Manager. Allen spent years working on poultry farms, from installing equipment to dumping chicks. He has been helping poultry farmers overcome obstacles since 2014, focusing on poultry farm strength in the antibiotic-free environment since 2017. He has traveled thousands of miles and worked closely with hundreds of farmers during his time with Southland Organics. Allen is known by even more farmers from the YouTube channel Poultry Biosecurity, where he regularly appears in videos that educate farmers on topics like bird health and farm business.

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