If you are interested in learning the basics of Backyard Poultry, the Duval County Extension Office will present information on everything you need to know to start raising hens. Things that will be covered in the introductory class include: Embryology, Breed Selection, Coop Design, Health Management, Egg Production, Flock Management, Nutrition, and Hen Physiology. These classes will satisfy the requirement to recieve a Backyard Hen permit from the communities in Duval County.
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Here you will find resources regarding nutrition in small poultry flocks.
Here you will find resources regarding how to handle eggs saflely.
Here you will find an extensive list describing different chicken breeds.
Here you will find resources on Biosecurity, Signs of Illness, and how to respond.
- If you see these signs of illness in your birds, report them immediately to USDA APHIS at 1–866–536–7593. You can also contact your local cooperative extension office, local veterinarian or your State Veterinarian.