Dryden Hall (Hatchery) (541) 737-5069
South Farm Poultry Center (541) 753-8807
Unit Supervisor: Irene Pilgrim
Unit Management Team Chair: Jim Males
The OSU Poultry Center is located on Harrison Boulvard, west of campus in Corvallis, Oregon. It is primarily a research facility utilized heavily for poultry reproductive physiology and nutritional trials. Teaching and extension are also primary components of the farm’s function.
The poultry center is comprised of five buildings. The first barn has two parts, north and south. The south end has 12 identical floor rooms approximately 10’x13’ for replicate trials. In addition there are two 24’x13’ rooms (one with 48 cages appropriate for broiler growout trials) used for a variety of research. The north end of this building is 3040 sq. ft. and is used for raising replacement flocks of approximately 1,200 annually. The second barn has an office, shop, storage space, 8 floor pens (2-32’x16’ and 6- 16’x16’), a breeder quail room with 120 roll out cages, and a quail brooder room with brooder units and growout cages. This barn houses birds for teaching, extension, and research.
The third building includes a feed mill with an elevator, grinder, and mixer to make experimental diets of up to 1,000 lbs. per mix, and to do class demonstrations. A hatchery in this building includes egg storage and three incubators (2,520 capacity each). It is utilized for fertility trials and annual flock reproduction.
The fourth and fifth buildings contain a total of 1136 breeder cages for a capacity of up to1136 roosters or 2272 hens. Both buildings have a small lab space. Almost all adult research birds will be housed in these two barns.
In addition to the Harrison location, there is a broiler growout barn on Campus Way with a maximum capacity of 2,900 to teach ANS 415 by growing a flock each term under agreement with Foster Farms.
Labor for the poultry center is supplied by the manager and a classified employee who both split duties between the poultry center and farm services. Additional labor is supplied by students.