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Hosting a coop tour

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT

With many areas with increased interest in backyard flocks, some groups have been organizing a 'Tour de coops' to let people know what is involved in having a backyard flock. It is not as easy as it sounds. There are a lot of things to consider. Dr. Mickey Hall from Clemson...

Preventing disease in backyard poultry flocks

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Claudia Dunkley

With more and more people getting small and backyard flocks, disease prevention becomes more and more important. With virulent Newcastle Disease outbreak in California and the ever present risk of avian influenza, flock owners need to have a good biosecurity program. Dr....

Managing a backyard chicken flock

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Claudia Dunkley

Small, backyard flocks are becoming more popular around the country. Dr. Claudia Dunkley from the University of Georgia will discuss the general management of a backyard laying flock.

Brooding small flocks of chicks for the backyard layer flock

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

If you are starting a backyard flock starting from chicks, this is a webinar that may be of interest to you. Dr. Jacquie Jacob from the University of Kentucky will be discussing brooding small flocks of chicks that will be your future egg production flock.Image by Erika J...

Managing manure from backyard chicken flocks

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Gregory Martin

While backyard flocks are great for supplying a family with fresh eggs, they also produce manure. Dr. Gregory Martin from the Pennsylvania State University will discuss how to manage the manure your flock produces.Image by Nopkamon Tanayakorn on Shutterstock.com ...

Overview of poultry equipment for backyard chickens

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Alicia Halbritter

Alicia Halbritter, an Agriculture Extension Agent in Baker County, Florida, will be giving an overview of the type of equipment that is necessary for maintaining a backyard flock of chickensImage by sylv1rob1 from Shutterstock.com

Housing requirements for backyard chickens

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Gregory Martin

As a follow up to the two previous webinars [What to think about BEFORE you get chickens for a backyard flock (https://learn.extension.org/events/3611) and What kind of chickens to get for your backyard flock (https://learn.extension.org/events/3612)], this webinar will...

What kind of chickens should you get for your backyard flock?

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm EST - Presented by Ron Kean

Many people are thinking about getting a small backyard flock. This webinar is a follow up to the Feb 20, 2019 webinar (https://learn.extension.org/events/3611) about what to think about before getting chickens, and will discuss what type of chickens you should get..The...

Getting started with small farm meat chicken production

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST

Presenter Dr. Zac Willams, MSU poultry extension specialist will discuss how meat chickens can be a profitable enterprise on a small, diversified farm. Breed selection, growing systems and facilities, nutrition, health and marketing considerations will be considered. This...

What to think about BEFORE getting chickens for your backyard

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Ashley Wright

Many urban and suburban families are thinking about getting a small flock of laying hens in their backyard. Ashley Wright, an area livestock assistant agent with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service will be the presenter for this 20-minute webinar.Image by...

Getting started with poultry production

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm EDT

This program is part of a 20-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2015 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Getting started with poultry producionDarrin Karcher, Poultry Extension Specialist, MSU Dept of Animal Science Monday, April 20, 2015, 7-9pm Small...

What's New With Bird Flu?

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Nathaniel Tablante

Avian influenza is a disease of wild birds and domestic poultry caused by many different subtypes of Type A influenza virus. The natural reservoir for Type A influenza viruses is wild water birds such as ducks and geese. New influenza A subtypes are continually emerging in...

Hatching and brooding your own chicks

Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST - Presented by Phillip Clauer

Phil Clauer from the Penn State University discussed what is involved in hatching and brooding your own chicks.

Controlling internal parasites in small and backyard poultry flocks

Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST

Keeping happy chickens means keeping them healthy. Internal parasites can be a problem when chickens are allowed to roam. Dr. Donna Carver from North Carolina State University will discuss controlling internal parasites in backyard flocks.

Establishing regulations for keeping urban poultry flocks

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm EST

There is a growing interest in keeping chickens in urban areas in North America. Whether or not a family can keep poultry in their backyard depends on state, county, and city ordinances. Community regulations may also come into play. The current regulations vary from city to...