Sessions Tagged With 'backyard flocks'

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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...