This page provides links and information about poultry videos, including DVDs and video downloads covering egg and chicken meat production.

General

About Poultry Hub

A three minute presentation on Poultry Hub’s purpose and activities, produced by the Poultry CRCView on YouTube

Egg production

It all starts with an Egg – General Audience version

general audience version | 9 mins | AECL / Poultry CRC

The journey of Australian eggs from farm to table

Overview: Join the egg family on their journey from the farm to the dinner table. Learn all about where Australian eggs come from – meet the hens, their farmers, the little baby chicks and even the guard dog! Features free range, cage and barn systems.
View on YouTube

It all starts with an Egg – Primary School version

primary school version | 8 mins | AECL / Poultry CRC

The journey of Australian eggs from farm to table

Overview: An excellent tool for teachers to educate primary students about the various egg production systems in Australia.
Order the DVD from the Australian Egg Corporation
Teachers Resource Kit and Story of Eggs book also available. Classroom activity sets available for preschoolers and infants.

Virtual Chicken

Virtual Chicken is a 3-D animation of the reproductive system of a hen, showing the formation of an egg as it passes through the oviduct. Viewers will see and explore the oviduct and follow the path of the egg.

Chicken meat production

Eat this chicken: the truth about hormones and much more!

– A fast-paced and funny presentation of some surprising facts about chicken. View on YouTube  Also available at chicken.org.au

Hatchery to Home DVD

primary / secondary school versions | 27-30 mins | ACMF

An overview of the Australian chicken meat industry

Overview: Australian schools now have access to an up-to-date resource offering a real insight into the chicken meat industry and supported with a full range of class room support material. The DVDs (one aimed at primary and one at secondary school) provide extensive material relevant to a range of curriculum topics such as agricultural sciences, food technology and health.
View trailer 1 min | 1.2MB
View clips from the video covering the main elements of chicken meat production at ACMF’s Video Library.
Order the DVD from the Australian Chicken Meat Federation

 

Post-mortem of a chicken

This DVD, produced by the Poultry CRC, offers a step-by-step guide to conducting an on-farm flock inspection, followed by bird selection and detailed post-mortem of a chicken.

The 20-minute DVD can be used as a learning aid to help veterinary and animal science students and poultry professionals to identify normal flock environments and healthy chicken anatomy.

In the DVD, veterinarian Dr Peter Scott shows how to perform an on-farm inspection, followed by selection of birds. He then performs a step-by-step post-mortem, identifying important parts of a bird, specifically showing what is normal.

According to Poultry CRC Education Manager, Liz Roan, by being able to recognise what a normal bird looks like, people will be able to identify when a bird shows a departure from normality.

“Although the DVD doesn’t replace an avian veterinarian,” said Liz, “it does provide people with a useful guide to identifying clinical signs where something is abnormal and gives them a means of describing it more accurately to their vet. Basically, it gives people a clue about what to look for.”

To order a copy in Australia (AU$20, incl. GST & postage), download the order form.

Email Lorraine at the Australian Egg Corporation Limited for more information or to order a copy for delivery outside Australia.