Youth Poultry Contests

Youth who are interested in poultry are encouraged to enter these contests.  The Avian Quiz Bowl is open to 4-H members and will be held on Sept. 24, 2016 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, WI.  Information and registration forms are here:   2016_avian quiz bowl  2016 quiz bowl registration   The Wisconsin Junior Poultry Association is also […]

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Educational Resources Added

Four bulletins have been posted on the Educational Resources page of fyi.extension.wisc.edu/poultry.  These informative bulletins are written by David Laatsch, and will be very helpful for 4-H or FFA members who are considering raising meat birds (broilers, roasters, ducks, or turkeys), or for anyone else who is interested in starting a flock!  Mr. Laatsch is […]

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AVIAN INFLUENZA – A GOOD TIME TO TIGHTEN BIOSECURITY

Recently, there have been several confirmed reports of avian influenza (AI) in poultry flocks in the United States and Canada.  Some of these have been highly pathogenic, causing a high percentage of mortality in affected flocks.  In response to these outbreaks, a great deal of time and effort must be spent quarantining and testing adjacent […]

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PREPARING FOR WINTER

Winter can be a difficult time for a small flock of chickens.  There are several things you can do for them that will make it a little less of a struggle for both you and the chickens. Water is the most important concern for chickens.  They will generally drink about 2 pounds of water (about […]

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