Maryland Poultry

Welcome to University of Maryland Extension Poultry Pages!

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Now Available:  Commercial Poultry News - February 2024         Small Flock Zoom Sessions


A HUGE thank you to the vendors and all who came out to the 2024 Poultry Grower Expo on April 3!!


And now, our next event - the Grower Lunch Break in is Georgetown on Wednesday, May 1, 2024!  Register today! 

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Mental Health Links/Publications:

Farm Stress website  We have a Mental Health Specialist, Alex Chan, Ph.D., LCMFT       



• In Delaware, email the Delaware Poultry Health Hotline at or call 302-698-4507 and provide your contact information, size of flock, location, and concerns.
• In Maryland, report any unusual or sudden increases in sick birds to the MDA Animal Health Program at 410-841-5810 or after hours at 410-841-5971. 
• In Virginia, report sick birds or unusual bird deaths to the State Veterinarian’s Office at 804-692-0601 or or through the USDA’s toll-free number, 866-536-7593.


USDA HPAI 2022/2024 Confirmed Detections:  USDA - HPAI 2023/2024 CONFIRMED DETECTIONS


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Commercial Poultry Grower Meeting Topics for 2024:

  • May 22 - Poultry Farm Management for Existing, New & Potential Growers (Snow Hill)



To see presentation and videos, click on Commercial Poultry Production or click here:  Grower Lunch Breaks                  


For the latest on A.I. in Commercial Poultry, click on Commercial Poultry Production, Avian Influenza  Click Here to View Videos: Preventing Outbreaks of Avian Influenza 
Protecting Your Flocks' Health In:  English        Korean         Spanish        Vietnamese


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    Commercial Poultry Production

    Our goal is to help Delmarva's poultry industry and growers with general practical knowledge about production practices in order to continue to develop, maintain, and operate economically viable and environmentally responsible poultry operations. 

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    Upcoming Poultry Events

    o May 1 - Insurance (Georgetown)
    o May 15 - Farm Mgmnt for New, Existing, Potential Growers (Georgetown)
    o May 22 - Farm Mgmnt for New, Existing, Potential Growers (Snow Hill)

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    Small Flock/Backyard Poultry

    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. Poultry is usually classified into three categories: 1) egg layers, 2) meat-type, and 3) dual purpose. 

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    Poultry Publications

    Commercial Poultry
    Backyard/Small Flock Poultry
    Grower Lunch Break Notes
    Poultry Health

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    Videos and Podcasts

    Preventing Outbreaks of Avian Influenza Through Science-based Education of:
    'Commercial Poultry Farmers', 'Technical Personnel' and 'Backyard Poultry Producers' with subtitles in 5 languages;
    Disease Control; Backyard: Raising Laying Hens, Backyard Farming Video Poo Series

  • Poultry Meet Our Educators

    Meet Our Educators

    Extension Specialists and County Educators are available to help answer questions and give advice in care and management of your flock.

Need Help?

Contact:        Jon Moyle, Poultry Specialist,, 443-754-0539 

                          Jenny Rhodes, Principal Agent and Extension Educator,, 410-310-0103

                          Nathaniel Tablante, DVM,

                          Mostafa Ghanem, DVM,

                          Maegan Perdue, Senior Agent Associate,, 443-523-4389

                          List of Agriculture & Food Systems Agents by Maryland Counties

                          Directory:  UME Eastern Shore Offices and NMP Regional Offices