Animal Science Department

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Facilities & Centers: Poultry Center

Photograph of the Poultry Center and eggs

About the Poultry Center

The Cal Poly Poultry Center has housing facilities for 7,000 broilers and 7,000 replacement pullets. In addition, the Poultry Center has two egg production facilities—a two-story turbo house and a stack-deck house. Both houses are exact replicas of the facilities currently used by the commercial egg production industry.

The Poultry Center also contains a research house that can hold approximately 2,2000 birds. With 96 pens each capable of holding 22 to 25 birds, this research building has the capacity for various contract research and in the past, has been used for research in nutritional immunology.

A battery room with 96 individual brooding pens is also available and used for short-term trials.

Currently, the Cal Poly poultry program is investigating housing methods for compliance with Prop 2 (effective January 2015).

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