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Posts Tagged: Poultry

Citizen Science project: Backyard Chicken Egg Study

Backyard Poultry Egg Study UCANR 2 preview

Introducing Dr Maurice Pitesky, the Chicken Whisperer.   Maurice has a great opportunity for egg-loving residents to have their backyard chicken eggs tested for FREE!   Request to you: If you have egg laying chickens, this is the project for you. Watch the video and send in a couple of eggs to UC Davis or drop them off at UCCE Sonoma office!*    Please spread the word to anyone and everyone in California!    What the UC Davis School of Veterinary...

Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 11:36 AM
Tags: Citizen Science (1), Eggs (1), Poultry (5)
Focus Area Tags: Food

Small-scale Poultry & Rabbit Processing Survey


Happy Holidays! In an effort to learn about issues small-scale poultry and rabbit meat producers face, please take/share this survey.   Poultry & Rabbit Processing in California We are looking for responses by JANUARY 12.   Thank you! 

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1:27 PM
Tags: poultry (5), rabbit (1)

UCCE Recommendation for Backyard Poultry Owners in Areas Affected by the Fires

Chickens in yard

By Dr. Birgit Puschner, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine andMaurice Pitesky, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine-Cooperative Extension   In addition to all the destruction and inhalation of smoke associated with the recent fires in Northern California, one of the unfortunate legacies remaining are chemical contamination of land, soil and water.  The wildfire debris can include household hazardous waste (e.g. batteries and other...

Chickens in yard
Chickens in yard

Chickens in yard

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:07 AM
Tags: fire (4), Poultry (5)

Got Poultry? Get prepared for HP Avian Influenza


Dr Maurice Pitesky, DVM, MPVM, ACMPM, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is major contributor to this blog. Preparing for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in California:  Tips and Resources for Pasture Poultry Producers and Other Poultry Owners QUICK LINKS Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) fact sheet UC Davis Pasture Poultry Demonstration Farm UCCE's Backyard Poultry Census California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System...


Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 8:40 AM
Tags: Avian influenza (2), biosecurity (1), HPAI (1), Poultry (5)

Chickens near Migrating Waterfowl at Increased Risk For Severe 'Bird Flu' Strain

Chicken with flu

From UC Davis News Service: UC Davis experts are urging backyard chicken enthusiasts and commercial poultry owners to practice strong biosecurity measures to prevent contact with wild birds, due to highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza recently detected in migratory waterfowl in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Butte County, California. The current detected strains, H5N2 and H5N8, are not a risk to human health and have not been found in commercial poultry in the United...

Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 9:14 AM
  • Author: UC Davis News Service
Tags: Avian influenza (2), bird flue (1), Poultry (5)

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