Sessions Tagged With 'small and backyard flocks'

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Feeding a small and backyard poultry flock

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

There are a lot of people trying new ways of feeding including feeding whole grains, soaking/fermenting feed or grains, mixing your own feed, probiotics, prebiotics, essential oils, etc. The pros and cons of these different feeding programs will be discussed by Dr....

Overview of chicken anatomy

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

To understand health issues with poultry it is important to have a good grasp of avian anatomy. A brief overview of the different systems in a chicken will be discussed by Jacquie Jacob from the University of Kentucky.

Backyard poultry zoning regulations: Working with your local authorities

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Anthony Pescatore

More and more people are getting into backyard poultry keeping. In some cities, however, regulations do not permit poultry keeping. The webinar by Dr. Tony Pescatore of the University of Kentucky, with discuss how to work with your local authorities to try and get poultry...

Poultry diseases that can be spread to humans

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Nathaniel Tablante

While poultry keeping is a low risk activity, for those with impaired immune function, they can be a risk for the spread of zoonotic diseases. Dr. Nathaniel Tablante from the University of Maryland will discuss some of the poultry diseases that are transmissible to humans.

Working with your state poultry diagnostic lab

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT

Before you can treat a flock it is important to know what the problem is. It is important to get an accurate diagnosis from your state diagnostic lab. The webinar will discuss how to interact with your state diagnostic lab, remembering that every state will be slightly...

STEM and poultry

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm EDT

Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) is used broadly in the poultry industry. Some examples of the various fields that are used, projects possible, and the interest / career opportunities for students interested in applying stem in their own sector of...

Poultry Behavior and how to ‘read’ a flock

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT

A discussion will be held on how poultry behave the way they do. From very young to older birds, there are traits that can, at times, work against you. Tips on resolving some issues you can spot in a flock will be discussed. Dr. Gregory Martin, a poultry extension educator...

Poultry production over the decades

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 3:30 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Darre

Dr. Michael Darre is retiring after 30+ years in poultry extension. He will be discussing his impressions on how poultry production has changed over the years, and what hasn't.

Nutrition for small and backyard flocks

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT

Whether you have a small, commercial poultry operation or a few chickens in the backyard, proper nutrition is essential to the health and productivity of your birds. This webinar will review some of the basics of poultry nutrition as well as selecting the right feed for...

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.There was question in the webinar with regards to Fly Terminator Pro. It is made by...

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.