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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...
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