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 Calendar of Events:     

                - NPIP Biosecurity Audits and Secure Poultry Supply Plans

          - Tentative Sessions:  Poultry - Mon., Jan. 9 and Small Flock - Wed., Jan. 11

          - Maryland and Delaware Nutrient Management and CCA Credits Available

Tentative Commercial Poultry Grower Topics for 2023:             Tentative Small Flock for 2023:

  • February 1, 2023:  Dr. Simon Zubulu Talks About Pests (MDA)                           •  February, 2023, Backyard Workshops on Fridays

  • March 1, 2023:  Drones and Trespassing (Denton)                                                

  • March 8, 2023:  Gut Health: What do all the products do? (MDA)

  • April 5, 2023:  Litter - Kimber Ward (MDA)

  • April 6, 2023:  Litter - Kimber Ward (Dover, DE)

  • May 3, 2023:  Energy and Cost Share (Denton)

  • June 7, 2023:  Pollinator Field Day (LESREC)

  • September 6, 2023:  Taxes (Denton)

  • November 1, 2023:  Insurance (Denton)

  • December 6, 2023:  Insurance (Salisbury)


"Covering Poultry Legal Issues: Suspicious Vehicles and Drones" with Paul Goeringer, Senior Faculty Specialist and Extension Legal Specialist, Anthony 'Tony' Gorski, Attorney at Law in Annapolis, Wicomico County Sheriffs, John Alessandrini and Burley Williams.  If you have an issue with Trespassers/Drones in Wicomico Co., the non-emergency number is 410-548-4891.

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For the latest on A.I. in Commercial Poultry, click on Commercial Poultry Production, Avian Influenza

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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 December 9, 2022, HPAI Prevention and Control
    o January 9 - 12, 2023 is DE Ag Week. Poultry is Mon., 1/9, Small Flock is Wed., 1/11

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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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    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

  • 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, jmoyle@umd.edu, 443-754-0539 

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

                          Nathaniel Tablante, DVM, nlt@umd.edu

                          Mostafa Ghanem, DVM, mghanem@umd.edu

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

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