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Backyard Poultry Production Basic Overview (revised)

Filed Under: Youth Poultry, Poultry

This program was formerly Beginning Poultry—Information to Help You Raise Your Own Backyard Flock. This program will provide the necessary tools to establish and maintain the health and welfare of a backyard flock of chickens.

Target Audiences:

Individuals with an interest in keeping backyard poultry (suitable for individuals living in the city or country), 4-Hers, and FFA students


Participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of backyard poultry production,
  • Identify and utilize proper techniques to begin and maintain backyard flocks, and
  • Problem-solve backyard production issues.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 1

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 4

Program Delivery:

  • Educational Class
  • Numbered Extension Publication
  • eXtension Website
  • Webinar
  • Workshop

Primary Contact:

Dr. Jessica Wells,



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