Getting Started

Start farming aims to enhance the success of small and beginning farmers by providing education and hands-on training in: production, marketing, financial management, land acquisition, and other resource acquisition. This program supports beginning producers exploring, planning and establishing their farms as well as new women farmers, young next generation producers and next generation Hispanic producers.

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Sex-link hens in their coop
Planning to Start Raising Poultry - Articles Articles
If you are planning to start raising poultry for the first time it is important that you understand best management practices. More
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Management Requirements for Meat Bird Flocks - Articles Articles
Understanding the best breeds to raise and best management practices requirements to raise meat chickens successfully. More
Poultry Cannibalism: Prevention and Treatment
Poultry Cannibalism: Prevention and Treatment - Articles Articles
Cannibalism in fowl is a costly and vicious habit that poultry producers cannot afford to ignore. More
Turkeys
Small-Flock Turkey Production - Articles Articles

Small-Flock Turkey Production

R. Michael Hulet, Phillip Clauer, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Raising turkeys can be a satisfying educational activity as well as a source of economical, high-quality meat for your family and friends. More
Bobwhite Quail
Bobwhite Quail Production - Articles Articles

Bobwhite Quail Production

Phillip Clauer, R. Michael Hulet, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

In Pennsylvania and other parts of the country, loss of natural habitats has created market demand for commercially bred birds, which are used to stock shooting preserves and wild areas. More