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.

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‘We put together a small feast’

Eric Tiu, left, and Jameel Watson came together by chance as roommates, found they shared a common experience as former members of 4-H—Tiu in Ohio, Watson in Jamaica—and used that experience to dive into raising backyard chickens in New York City. Result: fresh local meat and eggs for themselves as well as for people in need.

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New website for backyard chicken info

Got backyard chickens? Want answers to your questions about them? CFAES Extension educator Tim McDermott, who holds a DVM degree, has created the Backyard Poultry Production website, featuring links to archived and upcoming chicken-related webinars, CFAES fact sheets, a list of Ohio veterinarians who see poultry, and more.

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