Keep your backyard chickens healthy

Got backyard chickens? Want to do all you can to keep them healthy? Check out “Top 10 Diseases of Backyard Poultry,” a workshop by OSU Extension educator Tim McDermott, DVM, during the upcoming Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) conference. McDermott will help you identify and prevent the most common diseases of backyard poultry.

Backyard chicken interest booming

The pandemic has brought an “explosion of interest” in keeping backyard poultry, the workshop description says.

The workshop is 3–4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. It’s part of the online portion of the conference. The conference’s in-person portion goes from Feb. 17–19 in Dayton.

CFAES is one of the sponsors of the conference, which organizers call the region’s premier conference on sustainable food and farming.

Get details on registering for the OEFFA conference.

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