Sessions Tagged With 'small and backyard flocks'

View Upcoming or Recent sessions

Displaying 46-60 of 62

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...

October meeting of the Small and Backyard Flocks CoP

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm EDT - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

The monthly CoP membership committee meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month. The October meeting was held October 2. Items discussed include: Progress to date Website Google analytics shows that we had over 26,000 unique visitors last month. We have been...

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...

June 2014 meeting of the CoP membership

Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm EDT

Minutes:1. Current feature articles on our home page ( need to be updated with new ones. The same ones have been up since we started (except I swapped out the winter one with a summer one). I'm planning on using some new articles that we reviewed and...

April 2014 meeting of the Small and Backyard flocks CoP membership

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm EDT - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

Anyone have any agenda items? Also – would like to get everyone to answer two questions: 1. How have you used resources? 2. How would you like to be able to use website, including additional resources?If you are...

March meeting of the Small and Backyard flock CoP

Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm EST

The monthly meetings for the members of the Small and Backyard flocks CoP are held the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 PM. Material will be presented online but discussion will be carried out via a conference call. Instructions for connecting (typically by having the...

January 2014 Meeting of the small and backyard flocks CoP

Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm EST

The CoP meeting was not held, so there is no recording. Please plan to attend the February meeting on Feb 6 at 3:30 PM EST.

December CoP meeting

Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm EST

The monthly meeting of the Small and Backyard flock Community of Practice membership. Agenda will be posted prior to the meeting. The meeting with be online, but the conversation will be by conference call. The conference call information will be available after you log in to...

December CoP meeting for small and backyard flocks

Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm EST

This is the monthly meeting of the members of the Small and Backyard flocks community of practice. Items to be discussed include: 1. Annual report2. Marketing plan3. Evaluation planIf you have topics you would like discussed let me know, or add to the agenda.

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...