As of October 2020 Michael is unable to
​take on any new producer clients.





Poultry Works provides technical advice and practical support on a range of poultry husbandry and production issues, including:



  • Enterprise feasibility analysis, design and establishment


  • Marketing options and considerations


  • Housing and infrastructure selection, design and procurement


  • Containment, fencing and predator control


  • Hatchery design and management – incubation practice and principles

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  • Brooder management


  • Animal welfare


  • Design and implementation of bio-security programmes and standard operating procedures


  • ​Bird health, nutrition and feeding


  • Organic pest and disease management


  • Whole-farm planning


  • Waste management


  • Husbandry inspections


  • Technical advice


  • Post mortems, including collection of serological and histo-pathological samples for laboratory analysis


  • Data collection and analysis


  • Comprehensive report writing


  • Liaison with government and certifying bodies

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  • Liaison with feed suppliers


  • Understanding of record keeping


  • Understanding of current legislative and regulatory requirements


  • V.E.T. training and on-site practical training


  • Trial and research management


  • Presentations at industry functions and conferences



​Poultry Works specialises in a number of specific areas of poultry management and husbandry, which include:

  • Optimising bird health through management of the gastro-intestinal tract, especially the gizzard


  • Free-choice feeding systems


  • Understanding bird behaviour and its impact on commercial outcomes


  • Selection of appropriate genetics for specific environmental conditions


  • Breeder management


  • Management and husbandry of poultry in difficult environments


  • Optimising human health benefits from products by enhancing nutrient profile of eggs and poultry meat


  • Forage area management, including pasture species selection, tree species selection, site preparation, planting, irrigation and managing foraging cycles

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  • Holistic and regenerative farming practices​​​

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