Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Small and Backyard Flocks October 12, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

The Small and Backyard Flock Community of Practice addresses the needs of poultry owners with small- to medium-sized poultry flocks as well as those urbanites keeping a few birds in the backyard. Because of their small size, it is possible to raise most poultry species, especially chickens, with only a minimal amount of acreage. This has made poultry popular in rural, suburban and urban areas throughout the United States. They are suitable for 4-H/classroom projects, backyard flocks as well as small- and medium-sized production flocks.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.