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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.

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 ...

Producing and using black soldier fly larvae in small poultry flocks

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Anne Fanatico

The production of black soldier fly larvae for the inclusion in poultry feeds is becoming more popular, even in the United States. Dr. Anne Fanatico who is an Associate Professor at the Appalachian State University. Currently, Dr. Fanatico teaches agroecology, sustainable...

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 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...

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 will discuss how to work with your local authorities to try and get poultry keeping in your area approved.

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...