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Posts tagged: Martin Smeltzer

Bird Health Webinar Available Online – Around 300 Bird Enthusiasts Participated Live!

Scott Kravetz participates in the Bird Health Awareness Week webinar. USDA photo.Scott Kravetz participates in the Bird Health Awareness Week webinar. USDA photo.

Scott Kravetz participates in the Bird Health Awareness Week webinar. USDA photo.

As part of Bird Health Awareness Week, USDA recently hosted a webinar on “Growing Chicks into Healthy Chickens.”  Dr. Martin Smeltzer, Andy Schneider (aka the “Chicken Whisperer”) and Dr. Claudia Dunkley spent an hour helping backyard bird owners learn more about keeping their flocks healthy.  Around 300 people participated in the webinar, most of who are just getting started with backyard birds. Read more »

The Word on Healthy Birds: A Backyard Poultry Webinar

People all over the country are raising backyard poultry these days.  Some raise birds to have a steady supply of fresh eggs, some as part of their commitment to eating locally, some to sell eggs to their friends and neighbors at the local farmers market. Read more »