Presentations: Feb. 26, 2011

Chickens in the Backyard Workshop — Springfield, Mo.


Start-up Costs (interactive group discussion, no handouts) — Wesley Tucker, MU Extension agriculture business specialist

Chicken Breed Selection: screen version (PDF) | print version (PDF) Patrick Byers, MU Extension horticulture specialist

Chicken Housing and Space Requirements: screen version (PDF) | print version (PDF)Bob Schultheis, MU Extension natural resource engineering specialist

Urban Chicken Manure Management: screen version (PDF) | print version (PDF) — Brie Menjoulet, MU Extension agronomy specialist

Poultry Health and Biosecurity: screen version (PDF) | print version (PDF) — Dennis Epperly and Dr. Larry Forgey, Missouri Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health, P.O. Box 630, Jefferson City, MO 65102; Phone: 417-225-8390


MU Extension publication G8350, Managing a Family Chicken Flock

MU Extension publication G8351, Brooding and Growing Chicks

MU Extension publication G8352, Nutrient Requirements of Chickens and Turkeys

MU Extension publication G8353, Incubation of Poultry

MU Extension publication SX1013, Profitable Poultry: Raising Birds on Pasture

4-H Guide to Raising Chickens (book)

Poultry 101 — University of Kentucky

Small Scale Poultry Housing (PDF) — Virginia Tech

Lighting for Poultry Houses (PDF) — Canada Plan Service

Small Flock Management Resources — North Carolina State University

Poultry Housing — University of Massachusetts

How Much Fertilizer Do Your Animals Produce? (PDF) — University of Wisconsin

Composting Solutions (PDF) — University of Missouri

Backyard Chickens May Bring Happiness But Not Cost Savings — Alabama Cooperative Extension

Backyard Chickens — University of Florida

Backyard Poultry House Plans (PDF) — Penn State University

Urban Chickens Procedures and Contact Information for City of Springfield, Mo.

Poultry Pest Management (PDF) — Alabama Cooperative Extension Service

Common Lice and Mites of Poultry (PDF) — University of California

Introduction to Avian Influenza — EDEN

Portable Livestock Shelters — commercial site

Cackle Hatchery chicken houses — commercial site

Estes Hatchery — commercial site

Chicken Coop Designs — commercial site

Purina Backyard Poultry articles — commercial site

Barnyard in Your Backyard (book) — commercial site

The Family Poultry Flock (book) — commercial site

Living with Chickens: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock (book) — commercial site

Poultry safety and biosecurity

MU Extension publication G8903, Prevention of Poultry Disease

MU Extension publication G8904, Control of Poultry Disease Outbreaks

MU Extension publication G8909, Basics of Bird Flu: Avian Influenza

MU Extension publication G8910, Avian Influenza Biosecurity for Small Flock Owners

Biosecurity for Birds — USDA APHIS

Salmonella Infection Prevention from Handling Live Poultry (PDF) — CDC

Avian Influenza Facts — Missouri Department of Agriculture

Avian Influenza Disease — USDA-APHIS