Hardin County OSU Extension hosting Backyard Poultry Seminar


Backyard Poultry Seminar: 6:30 p.m., Hardin County OSU Extension, 1021 W. Lima St., Kenton. Register at http://go.osu.edu/hardinbackyardpoultry.

KENTON — The Hardin County OSU Extension will host the Backyard Poultry Production Seminar at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Extension office, 1021 W. Lima St., Kenton.

Dr. Tim McDermott, DVM and Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator from Franklin County will be the instructor.

Registration is requested at http://go.osu.edu/hardinbackyardpoultry or by calling the Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297 by March 25. There is no cost to attend this program.

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Dr. Tim McDermott, DVM and Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator from Franklin County will be the instructor.

McDermott will discuss backyard poultry production as it relates to meat production, egg production, dual purpose, and show

breeds. His presentation will center around chickens, addressing regulations, where to find healthy chicks, brooding chicks, or

incubating your own. Information about caring for poultry will be discussed, including proper feeding , watering, and shelter to

provide protection from predators.

Egg production basics will be addressed, including proper withdrawal times when using medications. Other topics will include

use of proper bedding, winterizing the coop, and steps to take to prevent disease through proper biosecurity. Prevention of

parasites and proper manure management will contribute to the success of a backyard poultry production operation, as will

proper identification and treatment of diseases and managing other health problems as explained by Dr. McDermott.

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Backyard Poultry Seminar: 6:30 p.m., Hardin County OSU Extension, 1021 W. Lima St., Kenton. Register at http://go.osu.edu/hardinbackyardpoultry.

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