Interested in learning how to grow sprouts as a food source for your chickens? Find all the information here! Sprouts are a great treat for backyard chickens who may not get to free roam or can serve as… Read More
As an Extension Agent with a background in poultry, I receive many poultry questions concerning anatomy, biology, egg production, etc. The information below answers some of the most common questions received.
By Dr. Maria Rometo Extension Agent II Recent Salmonella outbreaks associated with backyard poultry handling have infected more than 600 people in 45 states, including Florida, prompting health experts to re-issue guidelines for poultry handling. The outbreaks have… Read More
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension has become the go-to educational resource for Duval County residents who want to raise chickens in their own backyards. When Jacksonville passed an ordinance in 2015 allowing hens… Read More
Commercial poultry is typically vaccinated, but small flock owners rarely vaccinate their birds for a variety of reasons: vaccines are too expensive, the owners are unaware disease is present, or they don’t know where to purchase vaccines. If… Read More