Veterinarians Play Critical Role in Backyard Poultry and Livestock Welfare

Backyard poultry and small-scale livestock agriculture are a growing trend in the U.S., even in large cities such as Seattle, Portland, Denver and San...

Disinfectants Against Avian Influenza Virus

You can help minimize the spread of Avian Influenza. By properly following these tips, such as placing hand-sanitizers at all entrances of buildings, you...

Plan well before starting a backyard chicken flock

Backyard chicken flocks continue to grow in popularity as Mississippians embrace the ability to produce some of their own food and enjoy the quirky...

Respiratory Diseases in Small Poultry Flocks

Your birds are showing signs of respiratory distress. They are coughing and gasping, and their eyes are watery. What is wrong with them? This...

Egg residue considerations during the treatment of backyard poultry

Download the complete article In recent years, backyard poultry flocks have be-come increasingly popular in urban areas through-out the United States. Results of a 2010...

Six Milestones of Chicken Growth Stages

As you get started on the journey of raising backyard chickens, it’s fun to look forward to the milestones you will celebrate with your...

Poultry Diseases & Medications For Small Flocks

Download the complete article Disease According to Webster, “Disease is a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts...

Choosing the Best Poultry Breed for Your Small Farm

Download the complete article Deciding on your goal for raising chickens is the first step in determining which breed is best for your farm. The...

Poultry in a pandemic: Getting the facts on keeping backyard flocks

Penn Vet's Sherrill Davison reminds poultry owners to collect eggs often. Eggs that sit for too long in the nest may have an increased risk...

Tips to Reduce Fire Risks in Poultry Houses

Even when the wintertime brings a slight reduction in electrical demand, it does not mean that electrical-system maintenance and inspection should be postponed or...
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