Welcome to the world of poultry! This site is part of the online United States Cooperative Extension System, known as eXtension. Our mission is to provide up-to-date and evidence-based information and education in the area of poultry science. The information provided applies primarily to small and backyard poultry flocks.



Agriculture declared a critical industry by Homeland Security

With the current COVID-19 situation the US Department of Homeland Security has confirmed food and agriculture as a critical infrastructure. With people becoming more and more distant from food production, it is important to remember that we are dependent on farmers for our food. I saw one post on Facebook that said there was no …

Chickens and COVID-19

People are justifiably concerned about the recent outbreaks of human COVID-19, but there is a lot of misinformation circulating on the internet. One is with regards to chickens. Despite what some news outlets have reported, COVID-19 did NOT originate in chickens and you CANNOT get COVID-19 from chickens. There is some speculation that it originated …


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