SPRING 2020 POULTRY MANAGEMENT SERIES: SMALL FLOCKS FOR BEGINNERS
A timely, research-based virtual classroom series to help small flock owners be successful
Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is committed to continuing to provide educational opportunities to farmers in our region as they work daily to provide safe and abundant food for consumers. Poultry can be a low-cost enterprise for farms, which provides fresh eggs and meat for families and communities. SWNYDLFC is excited to announce that Amy Barkley, the team's Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, will be hosting a 4-part virtual classroom series focused on the management of small poultry flocks.
The series will begin on Thursday, April 30th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm, and will run over the following three Thursdays (May 7th, May 14th, and May 21st). The sessions will be an hour in length, which will include time for questions.
Topics include the following:
Thursday, April 30th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
LITTLE BITTY BABIES: Brooding for Lifetime Success
An overview of chick sourcing, setting up a functional brooder, and management considerations for young poultry
Thursday, May 7th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
POULTRY REARING, HEALTH, and BIOSECURITY: It's all that it's cracked up to be!
Information on poultry housing options, predator control, health considerations, and practical disease prevention
Thursday, May 14th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ALL ABOUT THOSE EGGS
An introduction to egg safety, handling, packaging, and regulations
Thursday, May 21st, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
FROM DRUMSTICKS TO WINGS
An overview of poultry processing options, considerations, and regulations
Last updated April 30, 2020