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INTRODUCTION TO BACKYARD POULTRY

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This video will introduce you to the basics and outline of starting your own backyard poultry flock.

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    CHICK CARE VIDEO

    Special thanks to our friend Wesley (the chick)


    HOW TO DESIGN A CHICKEN COOP

    Check out this video from our friends at Iowa State on designing your coop for easy and functional use.


    POULTRY EQUIPMENT

    Here is fellow UF/IFAS Extension Agent Alicia Halbritter discussing some of the basic poultry equipment you will need for your coop


    POULTRY DISEASE: SIGNS AND HOW TO RESPOND

    Here is a great webinar from the USDA Animal & Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) on understanding poultry flock diseases.


    HOW AN EGG IS MADE

    This is a cool video by Auburn University Department of Poultry Science on how an egg is developed in the hen.


Publications, Articles and Websites

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HOW TO CARE FOR BABY CHICKS

Here is our UF/IFAS Extension EDIS publication on Care of Baby Chicks.

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BACKYARD CHICKENS FOR EGGS

Here is our latest publication on raising backyard chickens for eggs.

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LIMITED POULTRY & EGG OPERATION PERMIT

Here is the outline for obtaining a limited poultry operation permit from FDACS.

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LAWS & ORDINANCES

Here are the laws that govern owning backyard poultry in Escambia County and the City of Pensacola.

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INTERNAL PARASITES

Here is a brief publication for parasites that may affect your flock.

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BIOSECURITY IMPORTANCE

Reports of salmonella sickness by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has drawn attention to poultry in backyard flocks.

eggs

REQUIREMENTS TO SELL EGGS & POULTRY

Recent federal and state rule changes allow eggs and dressed poultry to be sold directly from farm to consumer. 

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CDC BACKYARD POULTRY

Website: Poultry includes any domesticated bird kept for producing eggs or meat, such as chickens, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, and turkeys.

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RAISING TURKEYS

Many people are starting to raise meat turkeys in small backyard flocks. It's important to identify your goals before you get started.

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GAME BIRD FACILITIES

Build game bird facilities to have healthier birds, offer protection from the weather, predators and vandalism.

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RAISING BROILERS

Broilers are hybrid chickens bred for fast growth and finish. Have a continuous supply by starting chicks a month apart.

Ornamental chicken breed

BACKYARD FLOCKS

UF/IFAS Extension publications on keeping backyard chicken flocks. Topics include chick care, diseases and information on different chicken breeds.