Flashcards in Raising Game Birds Deck (18):
What kind of floors should a hatchery have?
What rule of thumb should you always fallow when handling eggs?
Wash your hands
What temperature should a hatchery be?
When you purchase an incubator how do you pick the best one?
Pick one that is well built with good insulation
If eggs sweat when you remove from the holding room, what do you do?
Reduce the humidity or temperature of the room where the eggs are trayed.
What are 3 important factors to consider when entering game bird farming?
Game birds are regarded as a wildlife crop, motive is to establish or increase local game bird populations, consider this as business venture of supply and demand
What are some Parasitic Diseases of Game birds
Coccidiosis, Blackhead, Worms
Blackhead (parasitic) Disease is destructive in what game birds?
Pheasants, chukars, grouse
What is the Symptom of Blackhead disease?
Birds appear droopy, stop feeding, and have yellowish brown stool that is watery and foamy
What is the best protection against Worms?
Avoid wet spots around waters and feeders and to provide well – drained, sloping pens
Game birds also are affected by Acute Infectious Diseases. What are the two Acute Infectious Diseases?
Erysipelas and Fowl Cholera
Erysipelas general symptoms include?
Weakness, listlessness, loss of appetite, sometimes yellowish or greenish diarrhea.
True or False: Erysipelas and Fowl Cholera will bring about short period to death sometimes before there are any symptoms.
Game Birds also have Viral Diseases Which are?
Newcastle, Marble spleen disease, Quail Bronchitis, Fowl Pox
Symptoms of Newcastle Viral Disease?
Coughing and hoarseness followed by degrees of leg and wing paralysis, tremors, and twisting of the neck
Newcastle is transmitted via?
fecal contamination, eggs, and offal of infected birds
Is there a treatment for Marble Spleen Disease?
No treatment is known – Death happens with or without noticeable signs of illness.