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Hatching Eggs at Home

Hatching eggs at home can be a rewarding way to increase the size of your flock, while teaching family and friends about embryology. While chicken eggs are the most common eggs to hatch, eggs from other species can be incubated as well. As always, before starting a hatching project, make sure you...

Introduction to Backyard Poultry

Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Campbell's Farm Supply
Introduction to Backyard Poultry If you are thinking about raising your own flock of chickens, the University of Maryland Extension is here to help! Join us for a free evening workshop to learn how to properly care for and raise your birds. Tuesday Evening - June 25, 2918 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm...

Delmarva Poultry University-Industry Partnership Summit

Friday, Apr. 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Maryland Deans, Craig Beyrouty (UMCP) and Moses Kairo (UMES), are pleased to welcome the poultry industry, university, federal and state partners, and stakeholders to the Delmarva Poultry University-Industry Partnership Summit that will be held on April 7, 2017 (9:00AM-3:00PM) at the...

Raising Backyard Chickens

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Crisfield Public Library
Raising Backyard Chickens Presented by the Maryland Extension Office Curious about raising backyard chickens? Have you thought of starting your own flock? Join us for this informative program! Saturday, February 25, at 10 a.m.

Poultry 101: Starting Your Small Flock

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 - 3:30pm to 8:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Are you thinking about starting a small flock this spring but don’t know where to begin? Look no further! This workshop will introduce you to everything you need to know to successfully begin raising poultry. Topics will include zoning and legal restrictions on keeping poultry, housing needs,...

Poultry Fact or Fiction Workshop

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
11767 Beechwood St., Princess Anne, MD
Please pre-register by April 28, 2015.

Raising Your Home Chicken Flock (EB-409)

The home chicken flock can be an excellent source of low-cost, high-quality poultry products. This publication provides the basic tools to start a successful flock.

Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT): Know the Symptoms and What to Do if Your Flock is Affected (FS-966)

Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT) is an acute respiratory disease of chickens and occasionally, pheasants and peafowl, which often leads to severe losses in the poultry industry as well as backyard flocks.

Raising Your Home Chicken Flock

The home chicken flock also can be an excellent source of low-cost, high-quality poultry products. This publication provides the basic tools to start a successful flock.
On 23 August 2013, a group from the University of Maryland Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) traveled to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to the city of Princess Ann to visit a local farm run by...

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