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Environmental Enrichment for small and backyard flocks

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Rachel Dennis

Feather pecking can be an issue in any poultry flock. This can be alleviated with environmental enrichments. Rachel Dennis from the University of Maryland will discuss environmental enrichments for a variety of different poultry species - from quail to emu with everything...

Poultry Integrated Pest Management for flies, birds and rodents

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Michael Darre

A good biosecurity program requires control of flies, birds and rodents. Dr. Mike Darre from University of Connecticut will discuss Integrated Pest Management to control these common pests.

Ventilation and insulation for backyard poultry housing

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Robert Schultheis

Ventilation and insulation are two important factors in housing management. Dr. Robert Schultheis, a Natural Resource Engineering Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Center in Webster County, will discuss these two factors with relation to backyard poultry...

Essential oils: What are they and why use them with poultry?

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST

More and more people are looking for alternatives to antibiotics, especially with the new VFDs making it harder for small and backyard flock owners to get them. Essential oils are often discussed as an alternative. Dr. Anup Johny from the University of Minnesota will discuss...

Choosing and using disinfectants with your small and backyard poultry flock

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Gregory Martin

A disease prevention program is important for the health of your program. Cleaning and disinfecting is an essential part of this program. Dr. Gregory Martin from Penn State University will be discussing how to select your disinfectants to make the most effective use of them in...

Proper care and washing of eggs from small and backyard poultry flocks

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Gregory Martin

Food safety is especially important with eggs, including eggs produced by small and backyard poultry flocks. Dr. Gregory Martin of Penn State University will be discussing the proper handling and care of eggs, including the proper washing method.

Getting started with producing and selling eggs

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm EDT

Producing and selling eggs, Dr. Darrin Karcher, Assistant professor, Poultry Extension Specialist, Purdue University Monday, May 8, 7-9pm Eggs are a popular direct sales and farmers market item. Dr. Karcher will help you get started, or fine-tune your egg enterprise...

4-H Chick Chain: Essential Elements for a Successful Program

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm EDT

The 4-H Chick Chain is a chicken-raising program that teaches youth how to raise laying hens from chicks.The 4-H Chick Chain Program has taken off in popularity across the country. It started in Alabama and the number one question that most 4-H Agents ask is how to ...

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.

Predator control for small and backyard poultry flocks

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST

Predators can be a problem with any poultry farm, large or small. This webinar will discuss some of the predators of concern and methods to minimize losses to predators. The presenter will be Dr. Matt Springer at the University of Kentucky.Photo by Dr. Matt Springer

Think Inside the Box: Containerized Meat Processing Solutions

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST

Building a meat processing plant is not easy nor inexpensive. What if there were models that were quicker to build, faster to get online, and required less capital, particularly for smaller-scale producers? In this webinar we will hear about two such shipping container meat...

Avian genetics: Introduction to poultry breeding

Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by David Frame, Darrin Karcher

There has been a lot of interest in breeding small poultry flocks. This webinar will present an introduction to avian genetics and the basics of poultry breeding. Dr. Darrin Karcher at Purdue University will provide the overview of avian genetics while Dr. David Frame from...

Setting culling standards for small and backyard flocks

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Gregory Martin

In any poultry production flock it is important to check your birds daily and remove any sick, injured or poor producers. You should have pre-set standards to follow when deciding to cull or not. Once you have culled a bird, it is important to euthanize them humanely. As sad...

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...

Understanding and meeting your market: Conducting a local customer survey

Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Andy Larson

There is a growing interest in niche poultry production. Before considering starting or expanding a production enterprises, it is crucial to know that you will have a market for what you want to produce. You could sell 'local', 'pasture-raised', etc. Andy Larson, Extension...