Webinar and Twitter Chat Offer Advice on Keeping Backyard Poultry Healthy

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a complimentary webinar and simultaneous Twitter Chat to help bird owners learn more about maintaining healthy flocks.

Andy Schneider "The Chicken Whisperer"

The hour-long “Healthy Birds in Upcoming Seasons: Learn from the Experts” webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 19 from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT.

With fall and winter ahead, both new and veteran poultry owners might be looking for ways to protect their backyard flocks in the cooler and cold months. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a complimentary webinar and simultaneous Twitter Chat to help bird owners learn more about maintaining healthy flocks.

The hour-long “Healthy Birds in Upcoming Seasons: Learn from the Experts” webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 19 from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT. To guarantee a place at the webinar, register now at the Healthy Birds website (see link on the right hand side of page) and then enter the password: Healthybirds. To join the Twitter Chat use #Chickenchat2014. You can submit advance questions on our Facebook page: Healthy Harry’s Biosecurity of Birds.

The webinar and chat are part of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Biosecurity For Birds campaign to raise awareness of ways to keep backyard poultry and other birds healthy.

The event is hosted by Andy Schneider, also known as “The Chicken Whisperer®,” a national media personality who serves as the Biosecurity For Birds campaign spokesperson; Dr. Jo Anna Quinn, a veterinary medical officer and poultry health specialist with USDA APHIS; and Dr. Colin A Basler, a epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

These experts will share information and answer questions about raising backyard poultry, how to keep your flocks free from disease and predators and how to protect your family from disease that your birds might spread. They will explore such topics as what to expect from your birds during the fall and winter months – like fall molting and reduced winter egg production – and how to address these and many other issues.

For more information about Biosecurity For Birds please visit, http://healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov.

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