In-person class in Osceola County, FL:
Keeping Backyard Chickens
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Kissimmee, FL (this is an in-person class)
Learn how to keep chickens for fun and egg production.
Topics covered include:
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Poultry pest management is an important topic for backyard chicken owners. Lice and mites are the most common poultry pests in Florida. Fleas can also pose an issue to your flock. Understanding the basics about these pesky external parasites ... READ MORE
Did you know that the chicken has come a long way from the plains of Southeast Asia some seven to ten-thousand years ago, to a sacred animal to the Romans, and finally to household food and agricultural product in modern times?
Chickens, thought ... READ MORE
Have backyard chickens or thinking about raising some?
Biosecurity is also known as "Health & Sanitation" and in the video below I outline 10 things you can do keep a healthy flock.
The main goals of biosecurity are to help ... READ MORE
One of the best things you can do to keep a healthy chicken flock is to observe their behavior. If you’ve ever watched your chickens roam around, you might’ve wondered ---why do they scratch and peck the ground?
Chickens seem to be constantly ... READ MORE
Check out these upcoming virtual event opportunities offered by the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent at UF/IFAS Extension Baker County.
Small & Backyard Poultry: Home Remedies - What You Should and Should Not Do
June 1st, 3 ... READ MORE
Coccidiosis is a common, potentially deadly disease that is spread through the environment, primarily through infected litter. It is normal for chickens to peck their surroundings. Therefore, the more contact the flock has with fecal material ... READ MORE
Small chicken flocks, a staple of turn-of-the-century American yards, have come back into vogue over the past several years. Backyard chickens supply their owners with ready access to farm fresh eggs and small flock husbandry can be a rewarding ... READ MORE