USDA to Hold Free Webinar on Backyard Bird Biosecurity

Posted: July 8, 2015

Through the Biosecurity for Birds initiative, the USDA will hold a free webinar and Twitter chat on Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. EDT.

Get expert tips to keep your birds and your family safe and healthy. During the webinar, you will be able to submit questions during a simultaneous Twitter chat using #Chickenchat2015. Whether you are just getting started or are an experienced hand at raising birds, you’ll find lots of valuable information for free!

Webinar Title: Practice Backyard Bird Biosecurity: Learn from the Experts

When: August 6, 2015, 7:00 p.m. EDT


Reserve your webinar space on USDA's registration website.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. For more information, visit USDA Biosecurity for Birds.

What you will learn

  • How to recognize and protect your birds from devastating diseases like highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)
  • How to protect your family from illness caused by your birds
  • Ways to keep predators and disease-carrying wild birds away from your flock
  • Where to find resources to help you keep your flock safe and healthy
  • The do's and don'ts of live bird markets
  • The whys and woes of raising backyard chickens
  • What to expect from your flock in the fall
  • How to get your birds ready for winter