CHICKEN BREED SELECTION
Sabrina Schirtzinger, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Knox County
Tim McDermott, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hocking County
There are various reasons people raise chickens: for eggs, meat, show and exhibition or simply to enjoy caring for and watching chicks grow. For some, raising chickens is a hobby while others see it as a sustainable part of living. This fact sheet will explore characteristics of chicken breeds to help select the right breed for you.
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Veterinary Extension at The Ohio State University is pleased to offer three separate “Poultry Medicine Workshops” to be held in in the general vicinity of the Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati metropolitan areas . Each one-day program consists of lecture followed by a wet lab in the afternoon. The program is coordinated by Dr. Mohamed El-Gazzar, OSU Poultry Extension Veterinarian, with instructors consisting of various poultry experts. The purpose is to introduce veterinary practitioners in small animal and mixed animal practice to poultry medicine. The goal is to provide veterinarians with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to accept poultry clients. Noncommercial and urban backyard poultry producers are a growing and underserved population that will continue to require more veterinary involvement in the future.
CLICK HERE for link to OSU Veterinary Website with workshop details
Click for download of workshop PDF –> Flyer_Poultry Medicine Workshop 2017-voln01