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By J. McLelland

This color atlas offers an advent to how birds are built. it really is involved largely with the economically vital species, yet, the place their anatomy considerably range, the extra universal caged birds are handled. The booklet is deliberate round sure physique platforms together with the integument and skeleton and digestive, urogenital and respiration tracts. Lymphoid tissue, blood vessels and nerves are handled as they ensue in organization with those structures. In a few circumstances, a instantly topographical process is taken. lots of the photos are of clean, unfixed fabric, a few have been occupied with the help of a dissecting microscope. the pictures are followed via a quick textual content which identifies a few of the positive factors and explains their functionality.

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Fill the feeders and waterers and have everything ready so the poults call be removed from the containers as soon as they arrive. Again, it is important that they be put onto feed and water as quickly as possible. If you have only a small number of poults, remove each one from the shipping box and dip its beak first in water and then in the feed. This encourages the poults to drink and eat. Time spent making sure all of the poults have been introduced to water helps ensure a successful start. Maintaining Appropriate Temperature If hover-type brooders are used, the temperature should be approximately 95°F (35°C) the first week.

Lighting Give the poults high light intensity for the first 1 to 2 weeks of brooding. This ensures a good start by increasing their activity and helping to prevent starvation. Infrared brooders provide adequate light intensity for the poults. If hover-type brooders are used, artificial light combined with the attraction light should provide a minimum of 12 foot-candles of light at the feeder and water level. After the first 2 weeks, about 1 footcandle is adequate, and this lower intensity helps reduce nervousness and flightiness in the flock.

Prevention Proper flock management helps to prevent these problems. You can also discourage these behaviors by providing adequate shelter, floor space, and feed and water space; eliminating obstacles or equipment that might cause injury; removing dead or sick birds immediately; not introducing new birds into an established population; avoiding frightening the birds; providing a commercially prepared diet and avoiding sudden changes in type or texture of diet; avoiding sudden changes in temperature; and trimming the birds' beaks.

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