University of Maryland Extension

Maryland Poultry

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poultry

Construction - General Requirements

Materials When deciding which materials to use, choose those that will be easy to clean and disinfect. Materials often used to construct housing may include (but are not limited to): chicken coops chicken wire T-posts plywood tin (for roofing) chain-linked fence electric wire woven wire Many...

Housing Your Small Flock

Once you decide what type, purpose, and age of birds you are going to raise, you must then decide how to house your avian companions. Housing should provide protection from the elements, predators, injury, and theft. There are several different housing options to choose from that come in almost any...

Commercial Poultry Production

Our goal is to help Maryland’s poultry industry and growers with general practical knowledge about poultry production practices in order to continue to develop, maintain, and operate economically viable and environmentally responsible poultry operations in the state. Avian Influenza: What You Need...

Small Flock Production

Interested in owning a small flock? Do you already have a small flock? Raising a backyard flock can be very rewarding for the entire family. There is an activity for every member of the family to participate in when raising poultry. Small flock owners raise birds for several different reasons: Meat...

Small Flock Production

Interested in owning a small flock? Do you already have a small flock? Raising a backyard flock can be very rewarding for the entire family. There is an activity for every member of the family to participate in when raising poultry. Small flock owners raise birds for several different reasons: meat...

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