Setting The Poultry Standards

The American Poultry Association Is Now Certifying “Standard” Chickens Like They Did 50 Years Ago

Setting The Poultry Standards
Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs, California With increased interest in heritage breeds in poultry, the American Poultry Association is stepping up to promote standard breeds with its new Flock Inspection Program that will certify consumer chickens with the APA’s imprimatur. “We have come to grips with how we will inspect for market quality and how the flock matches the Standard,” said Dave Anderson, APA president. Not every chicken with a “Standard” classification will make a good, productive member of the flock. Hatchery stock may have unacceptable defects. Birds bred for exhibition may have lost their productivity. Chickens are more than pretty feathers. Keep Your Hens Laying Strong for Years to ComeWant fresh eggs at your fingertips? We’ll show you how to keep your flock healthy and happy! Download our FREE guide: First Egg to Retirement: A Reference Guide to Keeping Strong, Productive Hens! Yes, I Want This Free Guide “They need to have good muscle development, fertility and egg production,” said Frank Reese, owner of Good Shepherd

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