Poultry

Welcome to University of Maryland Extension Poultry Pages!

Please browse our site to learn more about poultry farming in Maryland.

 Need Help?

Contact:  Jon Moyle, Poultry Specialist, jmoyle@umd.edu, 443-754-0539 

                   Jenny Rhodes, Extension Educator, jrhodes@umd.edu, 410-310-0103

                   Maegan Perdue, Assoc. Ag Agent, mperdue@umd.edu, 443-523-4389

  • 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. 

    Maryland Poultry Farm
  • Contact Our Educators

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

    Agron Mtg with Logo
  • Poultry Publications

    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.

    Newsletters
  • Videos

    Preventing Outbreaks of Avian Influenza Through Science-based Education of:
    'Commercial Poultry Farmers', 'Technical Personnel' and 'Backyard Poultry Producers' with subtitles in 5 languages

    Poultry Farm in Easton, Md.
  • 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. There is an activity for every member of the family to participate in when raising poultry. Poultry is usually classified into three categories: 1) egg layers, 2) meat-type, and 3) dual purpose. 

    Egg-laying chickens in a nesting box.

Preventing Outbreaks of Avian Influenza Through Science-Based Education of:
Technical Service Personnel (English)