Sessions Tagged With 'backyard flocks'

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Feeding a small and backyard poultry flock

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

There are a lot of people trying new ways of feeding including feeding whole grains, soaking/fermenting feed or grains, mixing your own feed, probiotics, prebiotics, essential oils, etc. The pros and cons of these different feeding programs will be discussed by Dr....

Overview of chicken anatomy

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

To understand health issues with poultry it is important to have a good grasp of avian anatomy. A brief overview of the different systems in a chicken will be discussed by Jacquie Jacob from the University of Kentucky.

Backyard poultry zoning regulations: Working with your local authorities

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Anthony Pescatore

More and more people are getting into backyard poultry keeping. In some cities, however, regulations do not permit poultry keeping. The webinar by Dr. Tony Pescatore of the University of Kentucky, with discuss how to work with your local authorities to try and get poultry...

Poultry diseases that can be spread to humans

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Nathaniel Tablante

While poultry keeping is a low risk activity, for those with impaired immune function, they can be a risk for the spread of zoonotic diseases. Dr. Nathaniel Tablante from the University of Maryland will discuss some of the poultry diseases that are transmissible to humans.

Working with your state poultry diagnostic lab

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT

Before you can treat a flock it is important to know what the problem is. It is important to get an accurate diagnosis from your state diagnostic lab. The webinar will discuss how to interact with your state diagnostic lab, remembering that every state will be slightly...

Nutrition for small and backyard flocks

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT

Whether you have a small, commercial poultry operation or a few chickens in the backyard, proper nutrition is essential to the health and productivity of your birds. This webinar will review some of the basics of poultry nutrition as well as selecting the right feed for...

Animal welfare considerations for backyard poultry flocks

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm EDT

As more people become interested in backyard flocks, it is important to consider the welfare of the birds in your flock. This webinar will discuss some of the concerns related to backyard poultry flocks.

Poultry medications – rule changes affecting small and backyard poultry flocks

Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11:00 am EST

Concerns over the development of antibiotic resistance in human medicine have led to the development of new regulations controlling the use of antibiotics in animal feed. Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) drugs are medically important antibiotics whose use is regulated. New...

Safe handling of eggs from small and backyard flocks

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Kenneth Anderson

There has been an expansion of local egg production. Eggs are considered a hazardous food and must be handled carefully. Safe handling of eggs from production to the consumer will be discussed by Dr. Ken Anderson from North Carolina State University. One hot topic to be...

Meat quality issues with small and backyard poultry flocks

Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT

With many of the fast-growing strains of meat chickens, meat quality has become an issue. This includes green muscle, woody muscle, and white striping. These conditions appear to be related to wing flapping, a situation that can occur when flocks are scared while free-ranged.

Alternatives to antibiotics in poultry production

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT

Poultry producers are frequently looking for treatment options aside from antibiotics. This presentation by Dr. Irene Hanning-Jarquin will provide an overview of herbs, spices and plant extracts as alternatives to antibiotics. Dr. Hanning-Jarquin -...

Getting prepared for pullets for a 4-H egg enterprise

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm EDT - Presented by Richard Brzozowski

The purpose of the webinar is to equip youth with knowledge on how to prepare for started pullets for an egg enterprise. The webinar will discuss: The production cycle of a hen. Why started pullets? Preparing your coop, bedding, nest boxes, perches, feed...

Coaching a 4-H Avian Bowl team

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm EST - Presented by Brigid McCrea

Avian bowl is a double elimination contest for 4-H state teams patterned after other knowledge bowls. Contestants must have a comprehensive knowledge of subject matter for several species of poultry, food safety, physiology, nutrition, eggs, and other related...