New York State Poultry - a Department of Agriculture and Markets page that contains laws and regulations, forms, health programs, and other miscellaneous resources on poultry
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service: Poultry - a poultry page with publications and resources on feeding, health, marketing, etc.; provides high value information and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States
NYS 4-H Youth Poultry Programs - provides children and teens with poultry related events, activities and resources
Last updated February 10, 2023
CCE Poultry Videos Archive
Updated February 10, 2023
Over the past two years, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s team of poultry experts have put together a series of videos related to raising and managing poultry. The topics range from brooding and rearing to the marketing and sales regulations around meat and eggs. These videos are part of the CCE Flock Talk series. For more poultry-related information, visit our website at https://www.ccelivestock.com/.
Are you new to raising chickens? Learn how to select, house, and care for small flocks. In this class, you will get an overview of how to navigate your town's rules and regulations for backyard chicken flocks, how to get started with egg layers or broilers (meat birds), and how to choose the bird that is right for you. Different coop options and protecting your birds from weather and predators is also covered. Whether you're interested in raising a few chickens in your backyard or starting your own chicken-based enterprise, this class will cover it all.
Brooding and Rearing Basics: Raising Chickens for Meat
Are you thinking of raising chickens for meat? Whether for your family's consumption or a new farming enterprise, Cornell Cooperative Extension has you covered. This webinar discusses breeds, housing, and care for meat birds.
Brooding and Rearing Basics: Introduction to Waterfowl
Waterfowl can be a fun addition to a farm or homestead. They have the capacity to provide eggs, meat, and pest removal services, including the consumption of slugs and other invertebrates. Geese have the love to forage for grasses and other tender plants. These characteristics have the potential to fill key niches in some farming systems. Topics covered in this class include breed selection, managing brooders, nutrition basics, housing basics, and considerations for producing eggs and meat.
Poultry Enterprise Budgets and Business Plans
Do you want to budget for your small flock or are thinking about making a profit from your budding poultry enterprise? This presentation will review how to set up a business plan and will explore how to think about expenses related to raising poultry.
Internal and External Parasites of Poultry
Join Dr. Jarra Jagne, poultry veterinarian and head of the Avian Health Program at Cornell's Animal Health Diagnostic Center in Ithaca, to learn about common internal and external parasites of poultry. Dr. Jagne speaks to the biology of these parasites and how to manage them for a healthy, successful flock.
Lush pastures and range areas, warmer temperatures, and the potential for high production and growth rates make summer a great time for poultry and their caretakers. However, it's not the time to let your management relax. Predator pressure along with the unique challenges of warm, humid weather can result in production losses and bird stress. Join CCE educators as they help navigate the potential pitfalls of summer to keep your flocks happy, healthy, and productive.
Preparing Poultry for Winter
The leaves are rapidly falling, and the first frosts have bitten many areas across the state. While we haven't received our first flakes of snow yet, winter is going to be here before we know it, and we want to make sure our poultry are prepared. This class shares advice for getting chickens, turkeys, guineas, and waterfowl ready for the long months ahead. The topics covered in this presentation include winter and its effects on bird biology; housing management’ managing your flock through winter; feeding the flock in cold weather; and predator risks and mitigation strategies.
Producing, Processing, and Packing Eggs for Sale
Keeping chickens, ducks, quail, and other poultry for egg production is a common practice on many small farms. As we move into longer days, egg production will be ramping up, providing ample opportunities to sell eggs. This program shares information on food safety, product quality, and regulations surrounding the production of table eggs from flocks of under 3,000 hens. Topics include: food safety in the coop; collection, refrigeration, and washing; sorting eggs for quality; candling demonstration; regulations for packing and labeling; and maintaining food safety through sale.
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