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Common egg quality problems

Approximately 2% of all chicken eggs has some defect, ranging from minor, barely noticeable faults to downright alarming deformities. So the chances are pretty...

Backyard Chickens and COVID-19

Make Informed Decisions with Extension Help As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country and around the world, more and more people in...

Small Flock Poultry: Raising Healthy Birds

Many people in Ontario own small flocks of poultry, such as backyard chickens or other birds raised for meat and/or eggs, hobby birds, show/ornamental...

Composting Manure from Small Poultry Flocks

How Composting Works When done correctly, there are few disadvantages to composting manure from your backyard flock; however, there will be some loss of nitrogen,...

Free Range Chickens: Tips for the Garden and Backyard

Raising chickens in the garden comes with a sense of pride and the joy of sustainability. By having chickens in your garden, you can...

Development of a Chicken Embryo Day by Day

This is an explanation of what is happening each day as a chicken embryo develops, complete with candling pictures. The egg I am using...

Feeding Poultry Right

If you raise poultry as a hobby, or on a small-scale, it’s typically not feasible to mix your own feed. Larger-scale commercial operations maintain...

Rodent Control in Livestock and Poultry Facilities

Rats and mice have long been a problem on farms where food and nesting sites are plentiful. These animals consume and contaminate food destined...

Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

Latest Outbreak Information At A Glance Reported Cases: 938 States: 48 Hospitalizations: 151 Death: 1 Since the last update on June 24, 2020, 473 more...
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