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Owning chickens has become a popular past time in recent years. People who live in rural areas, subdivisions and cities are raising birds to have fresh eggs for their families. Michigan State University Extension is happy to announce the...
The Farm Animal Veterinary Society (FAVS) is holding a 90-minute webinar about backyard poultry health which starts at 7:30pm on Tuesday 23rd April. The webinar is being hosted by Dr William Ingham Farrow from Poultry Health Services (PHS), part of the VetPartners...
A days-old newborn in Oregon was sickened with salmonella that may have been transmitted from parents who tended infected poultry located 150 miles away, a new report finds. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has long warned of...
As keeping backyard chickens becomes ever more popular, poultry shows attract more and more participants. Today’s chicken keepers participate in poultry exhibitions for all sorts of appealing reasons. Here are nine reasons to your show chickens: Affordable Hobby Everybody needs something...
Chicken, duck and turkey and game bird owners should increase their on-farm biosecurity practices and minimize opportunities for domestic and wild bird interactions to reduce risk of HPAI infections. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) continues to be a concern and...
The term biosecurity refers to the measures taken to prevent the introduction and/or spread of disease in a poultry flock. It is important for every poultry operation to develop, and implement, a biosecurity plan. ELEMENTS OF AN EFFECTIVE BIOSECURITY PLAN ISOLATION It is...
Every chicken keeper knows the value of treats! Keepers can use them to bond with chickens or to train them to come back to the coop, especially in the evening when the risk of predators is higher. There are many types of...
Residents who own or are interested in owning backyard poultry are encouraged to attend the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL, Backyard Poultry Health Seminar on April 6 in College Station. The event will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m....
What came first, the chicken or the egg? We may never know, but for two upcoming webinar series, the basics of backyard chickens will come before egg-grader training. A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service poultry specialist will share his expertise...
Stress is chickens’ natural physiological response to protect themselves, but too much stress can reduce your flock’s health. For prey animals like chickens, stress initiates the fight or flight response that helps them survive in the wild. Figuring out how...
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