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Winter care of backyard poultry flocks

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm EDT - Presented by Brigid McCrea

Fall is the time to prepare your flocks and coops for the toils of winter. Dr. Brigid McCrea from Delaware State University will cover the activities that are recommended for such preparations. Whether this is your first or fortieth flock, take the time to learn about...

Avian anatomy and how to perform a necropsy

Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm EDT - Presented by David Frame

If you have a chicken die, you can perform your own necropsy (animal version of an autopsy). Dr. David Frame will be discussing avian anatomy so you know what the insides should look like and how to perform your own necropsy. David D. Frame is an associate professor in the...

Lighting for small and backyard layer flocks

Monday, June 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Darre

To keep hens laying through the winter, light control is essential. Dr. Michael Darre of the University of Connecticut will be discussing the role of light and how to manage it in small and backyard layer flocks.

Pasture egg production: Ameraucanas versus Delawares

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm EDT

Trying to decide between which breed to raise for egg production on your farm can be difficult if there is not much information about the productivity of each breed. This also becomes a problem if you are attempting to create a business plan. Information about the...

Composting for poultry

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8:30 pm EDT - Presented by Gregory Martin

Whether large or small in size, poultry flocks can benefit from the use of composting as a tool to create a great soil amendment from a by-product of poultry keeping. The discussion will cover the topics of composting litter, mortality, and butcher wastes, along with...

National Poultry Improvement Plan for exhibition poultry

Monday, March 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm EDT - Presented by Julie Helm

We always recommend that small and backyard poultry owners purchase their birds from NPIP-certified hatcheries. The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) was originally created to eliminate Salmonella pullorum disease from poultry flocks. Pullorum can be transferred from...

Starting a County Poultry Show

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

Jesse Lyons discussed what is involved in starting a new poultry show. He is an Extension Associate at the University of Missouri specializing in poultry. He is also an APA certified poultry judge. Links given in the Jesse’s PowerPoint presentation POTENTIAL ALLIANCES *4-H...

Preparing poultry for show

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

The size of poultry makes them an excellent animal project for 4-Hers living in both the rural and urban areas. Many 4-Hers raising poultry enter their birds in at least one poultry show. It is important to know how to prepare you birds to allow them to show their best...