Poultry Production in Arkansas
Commercial and Backyard Poultry Keepers Urged to Review Biosecurity in Light of Potent
It is extremely important that anyone involved with poultry production should review
their premise biosecurity procedures and protocols. This should be done by small backyard
hobby flock owners and growers of commercial poultry to protect the health of their
Protect your birds- review biosecurity protocol
Baby chicks at placement in a broiler house.
Poultry (including broilers, turkeys and chicken eggs) is Arkansas' leading agricultural
industry. Many poultry and egg companies are part of the Arkansas poultry industry.
The last few years have seen an increase in the hobby of keeping small poultry flocks. Youth poultry programs have also gained in popularity.
Are hormones used in poultry production?
The answer is no. Download our fact sheet to learn about the four reasons why hormones
are NOT used in poultry production. Hormones in Our Poultry: Is It for Real?
If you have questions about poultry production, contact your local County Extension Agent or an Extension Poultry Specialist.