Sessions Tagged With 'small and backyard flocks'

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Hosting a coop tour

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT

With many areas with increased interest in backyard flocks, some groups have been organizing a 'Tour de coops' to let people know what is involved in having a backyard flock. It is not as easy as it sounds. There are a lot of things to consider. Dr. Mickey Hall from Clemson...

Preventing disease in backyard poultry flocks

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Claudia Dunkley

With more and more people getting small and backyard flocks, disease prevention becomes more and more important. With virulent Newcastle Disease outbreak in California and the ever present risk of avian influenza, flock owners need to have a good biosecurity program. Dr....

Managing a backyard chicken flock

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Claudia Dunkley

Small, backyard flocks are becoming more popular around the country. Dr. Claudia Dunkley from the University of Georgia will discuss the general management of a backyard laying flock.

Brooding small flocks of chicks for the backyard layer flock

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

If you are starting a backyard flock starting from chicks, this is a webinar that may be of interest to you. Dr. Jacquie Jacob from the University of Kentucky will be discussing brooding small flocks of chicks that will be your future egg production flock.Image by Erika J...

Managing manure from backyard chicken flocks

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Gregory Martin

While backyard flocks are great for supplying a family with fresh eggs, they also produce manure. Dr. Gregory Martin from the Pennsylvania State University will discuss how to manage the manure your flock produces.Image by Nopkamon Tanayakorn on Shutterstock.com ...

Overview of poultry equipment for backyard chickens

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Alicia Halbritter

Alicia Halbritter, an Agriculture Extension Agent in Baker County, Florida, will be giving an overview of the type of equipment that is necessary for maintaining a backyard flock of chickensImage by sylv1rob1 from Shutterstock.com

Producing and using black soldier fly larvae in small poultry flocks

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Anne Fanatico

The production of black soldier fly larvae for the inclusion in poultry feeds is becoming more popular, even in the United States. Dr. Anne Fanatico who is an Associate Professor at the Appalachian State University. Currently, Dr. Fanatico teaches agroecology, sustainable...

Housing requirements for backyard chickens

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Gregory Martin

As a follow up to the two previous webinars [What to think about BEFORE you get chickens for a backyard flock (https://learn.extension.org/events/3611) and What kind of chickens to get for your backyard flock (https://learn.extension.org/events/3612)], this webinar will...

What kind of chickens should you get for your backyard flock?

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm EST - Presented by Ron Kean

Many people are thinking about getting a small backyard flock. This webinar is a follow up to the Feb 20, 2019 webinar (https://learn.extension.org/events/3611) about what to think about before getting chickens, and will discuss what type of chickens you should get..The...

What to think about BEFORE getting chickens for your backyard

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Ashley Wright

Many urban and suburban families are thinking about getting a small flock of laying hens in their backyard. Ashley Wright, an area livestock assistant agent with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service will be the presenter for this 20-minute webinar.Image by...

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 will discuss how to work with your local authorities to try and get poultry keeping in your area approved.

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...