Poultry Biosecurity Archives

Tips and Tricks for Poultry Farmers: December 2023 Update

We love sharing great farmer-to-farmer advice, so Allen is back with our fourth edition of Tips and Tricks for Your Poultry Farm.

Turkey Farming vs. Chicken Farming: The Major Differences

Happy Thanksgiving! It's high time we give our hard-working turkey farmers the attention they deserve. Here are some of the main differences between turkey farming and chicken farming.

What Farmers Need to Know About Antibiotic Regulation: NAE Chicken vs. NAIHM Chicken

Whether you raise birds antibiotic free, no antibiotics ever (NAE), reduced use or with a full spectrum of antibiotics, changes in antibiotic regulations have impacted your farm in one way or another.

Safeguarding Your Structures: Lightning and Surge Protection on Poultry Farms

An electrician's advice on protecting your poultry farm from lightning damage.

Poultry House Heater Comparison: Pancake vs. Tube Heaters

Winter is coming! Here's a comparison between two main types of radiant heaters for poultry farms: pancake and tube heaters.

The First Three Days of a Chicken's Life: The Most Important Stage!

Every stage of a bird's life is important, but the first three days are the most pivotal in a chick's development.

Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips from an Expert

Mower maintenance expert Leisa gives her best tips for keeping lawn mowers running smoothly, saving you money in the long run.

How to Start a Poultry Farm: 13 Tips from New Poultry Farmers

We often get asked how to become a poultry farmer. Two soon-to-be farmers tell their story of starting a poultry farm!

Our Salmonella Study: Results and Analysis

We tested Litter Life against Salmonella. Here are our encouraging results!

Mother Load ACV: The "Mother" of all Apple Cider Vinegar for Poultry Farms

Let's talk about the "mother" of all vinegar and how to use it to improve health on your poultry farm.

Battling Heat Stress in Poultry Houses

Heat is one of the top environmental stressors for poultry. But did you know that humidity can make its effects compound? Let's go over heat, humidity and how to combat them in your poultry house.

Eliminate Weeds Without Harming Your Birds: Torched All-Natural Weed Killer

Torched is a non-selective and highly effective weed killer for your poultry farm.

Farm Upgrades: Are They Worth It?

You don't have to be a poultry farmer for long before your integrator suggests you make upgrades to your farm. Is it worth it to make these upgrades?

Building New Poultry Houses: An Interview with a 5th Generation Farmer

A 5th generation farmer explains his decision to add more poultry houses to his farm.

Tips for Poultry Farmers: May 2023 Update

Tips and Tricks Part III features advice and tools submitted to us from poultry farmers across the country.

How to get NRCS Grants: Save Money and Improve your Farm

Here are six steps to get NRCS grants for your poultry farm.

Grower Spotlight: Poultry Farm Hacks with a Farming Pastor

Bryant Madren shares two major hacks he uses on his poultry farm.

Desecticide: Effective, Unique Solution to Darkling Beetles in Poultry Houses

Desecticide is a non-toxic, effective solution for darkling beetle control in poultry houses. Learn how it works and how to use it!

Sunbelt Ag Expo: Favorite Poultry Equipment Finds

Here's a rundown on our top poultry equipment finds from the 2022 Sunbelt Ag Expo.

Interview with Innovative Poultry Products: Finding a Better Way

Allen interviewed Chad Brubaker, president of Innovative Poultry Products LLC and inventor of the Poultry Hawk, on finding improvements for poultry farmers through innovation.

IPPE Interview with Ag Lighting Innovation

Learn more about how the AG 25 light fixture works and what it can do for your farm. 

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Let's talk about something on all of our minds—HPAI, or Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

Tips for Poultry Farmers: January 2023 Update

Allen is back with 3 new tips for poultry farmers!

Cleaning Feed Bins: How and Why

We took a trip to our friend's farm to show you how and why to clean feed bins. 

Poultry Management Systems: Controllers for Your Farm

With many factors affecting your poultry houses, it’s essential to have some sort of controller to monitor and control every aspect of your houses—all from one centralized location.  

Poultry Farm Biosecurity Basics

Let's go back to the basics—the basics of poultry biosecurity that is. Defending your flock against disease and pests starts with your biosecurity program. 

Chemical Pest Control in Poultry Houses

From darkling beetles to fleas, finding bugs in your poultry houses is never a fun experience. When it’s time to spray pest control, here are a few tips to ensure the pest control is effective and your birds are protected.

Poultry Farm Light Tips

Jason Jackson shares three tips for effectively and efficiently using lighting on a poultry farm.

NPIP Certified: 2022 Updates

What is the NPIP, why is it important and what do you need to know about its new updates?

Genetic Selection and GMOs in Poultry

It's no secret that the birds you grow today are different than those grown 40 years ago. But why?

Sanitation in Poultry House Control Rooms

On poultry farms, the control room is one of the main threats to food safety. Let's talk about how to properly sanitize your control room to maintain strong poultry biosecurity.

Poultry Farm Winter Preparation

Winter is coming! Prepare your poultry houses for cold weather with these winterization tips.

Grower Spotlight: Growing Up on a Poultry Farm

We've done a few grower spotlights in the past that highlight a poultry farmer who shares his story. But what about the son of a grower, someone who grew up with his dad raising chickens?

Poultry Farm Tips

After talking to countless growers across the country, we've gathered some simple poultry farming tips that anyone can use around their poultry farm.

Poultry House Ventilation Maintenance: Pulleys and Belts

We all know that birds need food and water. But they need air, too! If you're going to take good care of your birds, you have to take good care of your ventilation system.

Viruses and Bacteria in Poultry- What's the Difference?

We’re going over some tiny menaces that can threaten your birds’ health: viruses and bacteria.

Cultural and Environmental Pest Control in Poultry Farms

Your poultry house has everything pests need to thrive. Here are some environmental pest management measures you can take to make your farm a less hospitable place for rodents and bugs.

Hepatitis in Chickens- Commercial Poultry Farming

Inclusion body hepatitis in chickens is all about the liver. You can't treat it reactively, but there are methods to prevent IBH and help your birds get through it.

Cool Cell Pads in Poultry Houses

With warmer weather settling in for the summer, keeping cool is on everyone’s mind. From greenhouses to poultry farms, cooling cell systems are at the heart of heat abatement strategies.  

Fighting Dermatitis in Chickens: A Grower Spotlight

Shanon, a poultry farmer in GA, shares his story of carrying on his grandfather's legacies, risking it all and overcoming dermatitis without losing the farm.

How To Fix Potholes in Gravel Driveway - What You're Missing

In this video, Mike makes a guest appearance to explain the important step many people miss when fixing potholes on a gravel driveway.

Solar Panels for Farm Buildings

Installing solar photovoltaic panels converts thermal energy into electricity. When you harvest the energy from a solar PV system to power your farm, you can save some serious money on your energy bills!

Our Secret Ingredient: Fulvic Acid Liquid

People love finding out the "secret ingredient." We'll tell you our secret ingredient straight up: fulvic acid.

5 Things that make Poultry Farmers Say Huh?!

Have you ever received any unsolicited advice from another poultry grower? Or worse- have you been written up by a service tech for something that really makes you say... "huh?!"

Big ole Bird Ingredients

Over the course of time, we have been asked often "what are the ingredients in Big ole Bird?" Despite our open and honest reply, many people are confused...

Poultry Farmers- Take a Break!

Poultry farmers work so hard all year round. Feeding the world is a huge task! In this video, Allen has one message of encouragement to you: Take a break!

Farm tax exemption- Keep your money

At the end of the day it's not how much you make, it's how much you keep!

Farming and the Gospel: From Georgia to Nicaragua

Sarah perfectly exemplifies core Southland values: Serve with purpose and lead the way. She's a missionary in Nicaragua who helps educate on the intersection of agriculture and the gospel.

Using our Products for Poultry Farming in Winter

Poultry farming in winter can be tough. Cold air enters your poultry house, air and floor temperatures change and keeping your house warm becomes more expensive.

Tractor Maintenance: Keep Your Operation Running Smoothly

Tractor maintenance is the key to keeping your operation running smoothly. As some farmers say, "If you don't make time for tractor maintenance, it will make time for you."

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