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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...

Hatching and brooding your own chicks

Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST - Presented by Phillip Clauer

Phil Clauer from the Penn State University discussed what is involved in hatching and brooding your own chicks.

Food Safety in Organic Poultry Production

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST

Join eOrganic for a new webinar on Food Safety in Organic Poultry Production by Irene Hanning-Jarquin and Sandra Diaz Lopez. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. The webinar takes place on February 4, 2014 at 2PM Eastern...

Controlling internal parasites in small and backyard poultry flocks

Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST

Keeping happy chickens means keeping them healthy. Internal parasites can be a problem when chickens are allowed to roam. Dr. Donna Carver from North Carolina State University will discuss controlling internal parasites in backyard flocks.

Establishing regulations for keeping urban poultry flocks

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm EST

There is a growing interest in keeping chickens in urban areas in North America. Whether or not a family can keep poultry in their backyard depends on state, county, and city ordinances. Community regulations may also come into play. The current regulations vary from city to...

Setting up a Community Chicken Flock

Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm EST

With the growing interest in local food, community poultry flocks are becoming popular. Dr. Brigid McCrea at Delaware State University will be discussing things to consider when setting up a community egg production flock.

Parasite Control in Small Poultry Flocks

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

Parasites, both internal and external, can have serious effects on the health of a poultry flock. The presentation by Lee Townsend [University of Kentucky] on external parasites went well and can be watched in the recording linked to below. The presentation by Donna Carver...

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...

Predator Management for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

New date and time - September 9, 2013 at 7 PM Eastern Time Controlling predators is a common problem with small and backyard poultry flocks. Thomas Barnes, PhD, will discuss predator identification and means to minimize their impact. Barnes is the Kentucky state Extension...

Considerations for Raising Chickens in the Mountains

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT

Learn about some of the major considerations when raising chickens in the mountains. Eric McPhail, Colorado State University Extension Director in Gunnison County, will discuss food, shelter, water, and predator protection as well as how to manage egg and meat production. To...

Safe handling of eggs from small and backyard poultry flocks

Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

Many backyard flock owners are producing more eggs than they can eat and are considering selling the extras. Those with larger flocks often sell eggs in the Farmers' Market. This webinar will discuss the safe handling of eggs from production to the table. The presenter is Dr....

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...