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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...

Normal poultry behavior and dealing with behavioral problems in small and backyard flocks

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm EDT

Dr. Richard Blatchford will be discussing what behaviors you can expect from your backyard flock and how to deal with any behavioral problems that may arise, such as feather pecking and egg eating. Richard am a post-doctoral scholar in the Department of Animal Science at 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...

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.