Whether you raise poultry in your backyard, as a hobby, or as a 4-H project, biosecurity should be one of your top priorities. In light of recent cases of HPAI, or Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, it is important to have a plan in place should any flock health issues arise.
This webinar will discuss biosecurity and health management practices for backyard flocks and 4-H poultry projects, and how to apply those practices to some of the more common poultry diseases.
DATE: Tuesday, May 31st
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
SPEAKER: Tim McDermott, DVM, Franklin County Extension
To register, visit https://go.osu.edu/poultrybio22
SPEAKER: Tim McDermott, DVM
Tim McDermott, Franklin County ANR Educator, will be discussing biosecurity measures for backyard flocks and 4-H poultry, as well as how to identify and apply biosecurity to 8 of the top 10 poultry diseases
EGG-CITING STEM ADVENTURE
What can we learn from a chick? Cincinnati Nature School students found out with ChickQuest, a 4-H School Enrichment program that challenges youth to use science, technology, engineering, and math skills to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, students use a logbook to record data and observations. These lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences.
This 21-day STEM classroom adventure starts with eggs and ends with chicks. ChickQuest challenges youth to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. While watching eggs in the incubator and waiting for them to hatch, students learn about habitats, life cycles, structure and function, classification and a lot of careers. Students are the scientists who help make it happen!
Meadowview (Milford) and St Louis (Owensville) Elementary begin their “Egg-citing Adventure” next week. If your school is interested in bringing ChickQuest to your classroom, contact OSU Extension at 513-732-7070.
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