Sessions Tagged With 'small flocks'

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Animal welfare considerations for backyard poultry flocks

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm EDT

As more people become interested in backyard flocks, it is important to consider the welfare of the birds in your flock. This webinar will discuss some of the concerns related to backyard poultry flocks.

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...

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...

Raising ducks for meat production

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:30 am EST - Presented by Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins, an Extension Field Specialist with the University of New Hampshire Extension Service, will discussing the production and processing of ducks for meat production. Topics to be covered include breed selection, housing, general management and processing. Dot...

Meat quality issues with small and backyard poultry flocks

Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT

With many of the fast-growing strains of meat chickens, meat quality has become an issue. This includes green muscle, woody muscle, and white striping. These conditions appear to be related to wing flapping, a situation that can occur when flocks are scared while free-ranged.

Alternatives to antibiotics in poultry production

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT

Poultry producers are frequently looking for treatment options aside from antibiotics. This presentation by Dr. Irene Hanning-Jarquin will provide an overview of herbs, spices and plant extracts as alternatives to antibiotics. Dr. Hanning-Jarquin -...

Getting prepared for pullets for a 4-H egg enterprise

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm EDT - Presented by Richard Brzozowski

The purpose of the webinar is to equip youth with knowledge on how to prepare for started pullets for an egg enterprise. The webinar will discuss: The production cycle of a hen. Why started pullets? Preparing your coop, bedding, nest boxes, perches, feed...

Housing for small poultry flocks

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Phillip Clauer

Thinking about starting a backyard flock? Housing can be a key factor to consider. Phil Clauer for Penn State University will be discussing various issues related to housing for small poultry flocks.

Lighting for small and backyard layer flocks

Monday, June 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Darre

To keep hens laying through the winter, light control is essential. Dr. Michael Darre of the University of Connecticut will be discussing the role of light and how to manage it in small and backyard layer flocks.

Pasture egg production: Ameraucanas versus Delawares

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm EDT

Trying to decide between which breed to raise for egg production on your farm can be difficult if there is not much information about the productivity of each breed. This also becomes a problem if you are attempting to create a business plan. Information about the...

Composting for poultry

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8:30 pm EDT - Presented by Gregory Martin

Whether large or small in size, poultry flocks can benefit from the use of composting as a tool to create a great soil amendment from a by-product of poultry keeping. The discussion will cover the topics of composting litter, mortality, and butcher wastes, along with...

National Poultry Improvement Plan for exhibition poultry

Monday, March 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm EDT - Presented by Julie Helm

We always recommend that small and backyard poultry owners purchase their birds from NPIP-certified hatcheries. The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) was originally created to eliminate Salmonella pullorum disease from poultry flocks. Pullorum can be transferred from...

Parasite Control in Small Poultry Flocks

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

Parasites, both internal and external, can have serious effects on the health of a poultry flock. The presentation by Lee Townsend [University of Kentucky] on external parasites went well and can be watched in the recording linked to below. The presentation by Donna Carver...

Starting a County Poultry Show

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

Jesse Lyons discussed what is involved in starting a new poultry show. He is an Extension Associate at the University of Missouri specializing in poultry. He is also an APA certified poultry judge. Links given in the Jesse’s PowerPoint presentation POTENTIAL ALLIANCES *4-H...