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    • Controlling Feral Pigeons 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      Excessive numbers of pigeons in cities, suburbs or parks can create a nuisance and a health threat. Control methods include roost elimination, noise-making devices, traps, poisons and shooting.
    • Controlling House Sparrows 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      The small English or house sparrow is common in urban and suburban areas. Their droppings kill vegetation and damage car finishes. They also carry diseases, parasites and insects. This publication lists control methods and ...
    • Controlling Roosting Birds in Urban Areas 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2006-09-06)
      Roosting birds include blackbirds, starlings, grackles and cowbirds. Like pigeons and sparrows, their droppings cause problems and they carry diseases. This publication describes various methods of control.
    • Controlling Woodpecker Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Damage Management Service (2008-04-15)
      Several species of woodpeckers, flickers and sapsuckers live in Texas. They can be destructive when they drill holes in wooden structures. This publication discusses various controls and alternative methods for eliminating ...
    • Counting Quail 

      Rollins, Dale; Brooks, Jason; Wilkins, Neal; Ransom, Dean (2005-10-05)
      Landowners and managers need a way of estimating quail populations to determine whether quail management practices are successful. Several direct and indirect methods of counting quail are described, including roadside ...
    • Curing and Smoking Poultry 

      Denton, James H. (1999-11-10)
      Cured and smoked poultry is a taste-tempting treat. Easy directions lead the reader step-by-step through the process of selecting poultry, preparing and injecting the brine, soaking and draining the carcass, and smoking ...
    • Dove Management in Texas 

      Taylor, Ben; Johnson, Jason; Roberson, Jay; Schwertner, T. Wayne; Silvy, Nova; Linex, Ricky (2006-05-03)
      For landowners and managers wishing to establish or improve dove-hunting enterprises, this publication explains dove biology and habitat, strategies for making a property more attractive to doves, shooting field management ...
    • Economic Impact of the Texas Poultry Industry 

      Carey, John B. (2004-12-02)
      It is estimated that the Texas poultry industry contributes more than $1.6 billion to the state's economy, according to results of a survey of broiler, egg and turkey producers operating in 2003. Details about industry ...
    • Establishing a Birding-Related Business 

      Scott, David; Callahan, Ashley (2000-05-04)
      Birdwatching is the fastest growing outdoor recreational activity in the U.S. This guide is for persons planning a business that caters to birdwatchers. It is based on research in Texas and across the country, and includes ...
    • Habitat Appraisal Guide for Rio Grande Wild Turkey 

      Cathey, James; Locke, Shawn; Ransom, Dean; DeMaso, Stephen; Schwertner, T. Wayne; Collier, Bret (2007-09-04)
      The Rio Grande wild turkey habitat appraisal guide gives landowners and managers a standardized, systematic way to evaluate current habitat conditions. It can be used to identify limiting factors. It also contains suggestions ...
    • Hatching Eggs in the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide 

      Powers, Trey G.; Cartwright, A. Lee (1995-07-28)
      Science projects involving eggs and embryos can lay the foundation for studies of the life sciences, introduce scientific methods and promote an appreciation for life. This manual is designed to aid classroom teachers in ...
    • The Home Broiler Flock 

      Thornberry, Fredrick D. (2002-04-23)
      Many families are interested in producing their own broiler chickens for home consumption. This publication discusses purchasing chicks, preparing and operating the brooder, feeding chicks, maintaining proper lighting and ...
    • How Much Does That Incinerator Cost? 

      Mukhtar, Saqib; Nash, Catherine; Harman, Wyatte; Padia, Reema (2008-07-25)
      Biosecurity on poultry farms includes proper disposal of dead carcasses. In many cases, that means using an incinerator. Calculating the cost of an incinerator means considering long and short-term expenses and the cost ...
    • How to Produce Broilers and Roasters for Show 

      Thornberry, Fredrick D. (2005-06-06)
      The successful exhibitor of show broilers and roasters will give careful attention to purchasing, housing, feeding, and maintaining the health of birds. This publication gives complete instructions for 4-H members and ...
    • Incubating and Hatching Eggs 

      Cartwright, A. Lee (2000-04-25)
      This comprehensive guide provides detailed information on how to maintain quality during incubation to ensure a maximum hatch. The information is applicable to numerous common eggs, from canary eggs to rhea eggs.
    • Integrating Deer, Quail and Turkey Habitat 

      Lyons, Robert K.; Ginnett, Tim F. (2001-09-10)
      With the proper management strategies, white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail and Rio Grande turkey habitat can be integrated in one wildlife enterprise.
    • Integrating Deer, Quail and Turkey Habitat (Spanish) 

      Lyons, Robert K.; Ginnett, Tim F. (2001-09-10)
      This leaflet offers management strategies for integrating habitats to accommodate white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail and Rio Grande turkey in one wildlife enterprise.
    • Managing Nuisance Odor and Dust from Poultry Growing Operations 

      Mukhtar, Saqib; Lacey, Ron; Carey, John B. (2001-08-08)
      The odor and dust from poultry growing operations can be a nuisance to neighbors. The tips for managing odor and dust contained in this leaflet cover the disposal of dead birds, maintenance of the ventilation system, ...
    • Manure Production and Characteristics: Its Importance to Texas Animal Feeding Operations 

      Mukhtar, Saqib (2007-09-20)
      This publication contains estimates of annual manure production for cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses and poultry, along with estimates of the chemical, physical and thermal constituents of manure for these species. This ...
    • Nutrition and Feeding of Show Poultry 

      Cartwright, A. Lee (2003-11-03)
      The championship potential of a chicken or turkey is determined by genetics, but proper nutrition can help an animal achieve that genetic potential. This publication outlines four principles critical to developing a nutrition ...