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Duval County Agriculture

Duval County Agriculture

Backyard Poultry 

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. 

Click Below for the Eventbrite Backyard Hen Class Registration 

April 14th Class

Further Information:

City Of Jacksonville

COJ Hen Program Information 

COJ Hen Permit Application

COJ Hen Ordinance

City of Atlantic Beach

COAB Hen Permit Application

COAB Hen Ordinance

City of Neptune Beach

CONB Hen Permit Application

CONB Hen Ordinance

City of Jacksonville Beach

COJB Hen Permit Application

COJB Hen Ordinance

Poultry Health and Nutrition

Here you will find resources regarding nutrition in small poultry flocks.

Proper Egg Handling

Here you will find resources regarding how to handle eggs saflely. 

Guide to Chicken Breeds

Here you will find an extensive list describing different chicken breeds.

Defend the Flock Program

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.