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Biosecurity in backyard flocks

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm EST - Presented by Gregory Martin

With the currrent outbreaks of avian influenza on the west coast (Washington State, Oregon, California, Nevada and Idaho) it is more important than ever before to follow proper biosecurity protocols to protect your flock. Dr. Greg Martin from Penn State will be discussion...

Avian influenza and backyard flocks

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm EST

There have been several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the west coast migratory fowl fly way. This has resulted in the destruction of poultry flocks in Washington State and California. Dr. Joe Baker, DVM, the state veterinarian for Washington State, which has...

Housing for small poultry flocks

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Phillip Clauer

Thinking about starting a backyard flock? Housing can be a key factor to consider. Phil Clauer for Penn State University will be discussing various issues related to housing for small poultry flocks.

Health problems with the respiratory system of poultry

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by David Frame

The avian respiratory system of birds is very different from that of mammals with a rigid lung, air sacs and extends into the bones (Pneumatic bones). This is the second in a poultry-related health series looking at health problems associated with the poultry respiratory system.

Health concerns with backyard poultry flocks

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST

The summer of 2014 saw many cases of Salmonellosis traced back to backyard poultry flocks - see CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/live-poultry-05-14/index.html. Dr. Colin Basler of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention will be speaking about health concerns...

Quality of eggs from different production systems

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

When it comes to buying eggs for your family there are many different types to chose from - conventional, brown, white, green, free-range, cage-free, omega-3 enriched, pasture-raised. What are the differences between these eggs? Why do some cost more than others? Which type of...

Health problems with the digestive system of poultry

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by David Frame

As the first in a four part webinar series on poultry health, Dr. Frame will start this webinar with an introduction to chicken health programs. The remainder of the webinar with discuss problems with the digestive system. The digestive system of poultry is exposed to a...

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...

Feeds and Feeding of pullets and layers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by Paul Patterson

Feed represents over 70% of the production costs in an egg production operation. Dr. Paul Patterson from Penn State University will be discussing the feeding of replacement pullets and laying hens. Dr. Patterson is a nutritionist. The central theme of his extension and...

Small egg production flock: Cost evaluation of different housing systems

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by Kenneth Anderson

Thinking of starting a new small-scale commercial egg production flock? There are lots of decisions to make, including what type of production system to use - confinement, free-range, pasture-raised, etc. Dr. Ken Anderson from North Carolina State University will be discussing...

Starting a small-scale commercial poultry operation

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST - Presented by Andy Larson

Thinking about starting a new small-scale poultry operation. Andy Larson, University of Illinois extension educator in local food systems and small farms, will be discussing the things you should consider.

Basics of poultry processing

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm EDT - Presented by Anthony Pescatore

Thinking of raising your own chickens or turkeys? Processing is always the biggest issue/problem. Dr. Tony Pescatore from the University of Kentucky will be going over the basics of processing poultry. Dr. Pescatore is a poultry extension professor in the Department of Animal...

Linking Feed Management to Whole Farm Nutrient Management

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Andrea Watson, Joe Harrison, Brian Richert

Nutrients in feed is the primary source of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium that is imported to livestock and poultry farms. This month’s webcast will highlight a decision aid tool that follows the nutrients in feed all the way to the land application of manure for crop...

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...