Sessions Tagged With 'small flocks'

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Raising pullet chicks for egg production

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Anthony Pescatore

It is very hard to find ready-to-lay pullets for sale in the quantities that small and backyard flock owners want. Dr. Tony Pescatore from the University of Kentucky will discuss how to raising egg laying hens from pullet chicks.NOTE: The url is temporary. The final url will...

Poultry-Human bond

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Rachel Dennis

Many people keep backyard chickens and some consider them pets. Dr. Rachel Lynn Davis from the University of Maryland with discuss the poultry-human bond.Final url for webinar added

How to perform a simple necropsy on a chicken

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by David Frame

When an occasional chicken dies, it may not always be possible to get it to a diagnostic lab. Dr. David Frame, DVM from Utah State University, will discuss how to perform a simple necropsy. It is not meant to be a replacement for a professional diagnosis, but it can give...

Staying healthy with a backyard flock

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

Human salmonellosis outbreaks in backyard flocks occur yearly. Transmission of diseases between poultry and humans can be a problem if proper care is not taken. Dr. Jacquie Jacob from the University of Kentucky will discuss how backyard flock owners can stay healthy while...

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.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...