Sessions Tagged With 'small and backyard flocks'

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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.

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

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...

Safe handling of eggs from small and backyard flocks

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Kenneth Anderson

There has been an expansion of local egg production. Eggs are considered a hazardous food and must be handled carefully. Safe handling of eggs from production to the consumer will be discussed by Dr. Ken Anderson from North Carolina State University. One hot topic to be...

Raising ducks for egg production

Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Brigid McCrea

Like chickens, ducks have been bred for either meat or egg production. While most ducks are raised for meat, there is increased interest in the production of duck eggs. Dr. Brigid McCrea from Delaware State University will discuss raising ducks for egg production.Brought to...

Common money wasters with poultry: Ways to reduce costs

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT

The bottom line of sustainable poultry production is to produce a safe, healthy product with minimal costs. There are little things that can increase costs above what they can be. Ron Kean from the University of Wisconsin will discuss some of these money wasters and provide...

Operating a small-scale poultry hatchery

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT

There is an increased interest in urban poultry flocks. This has lead to an increased need for chicks. Dr. Tony Pescatore of the University of Kentucky will give a presentation on running a small-scale poultry hatchery.