Hobby and Small Flock Poultry in Arkansas
April 17, 2023 - Several owners of small poultry flocks in Arkansas have lost either some or all, of their birds due to attacks from black flies (also know as buffalo or turkey gnats).
Protect Your Birds From Black Flies
Oct. 6, 2022 - Avian influenza has been confirmed in Madison County Arkansas. Anyone involved in poultry production should review biosecurity practices to protect their birds.
There is renewed interest in poultry keeping and the hobby continues to grow at a phenomenal rate. Many cities and municipalities are changing their ordinances to allow people to keep poultry.
Extension personnel conduct workshops for 4H and youth interested in poultry selection, judging, and showmanship. The extension poultry chain continues to be a huge success with poultry chain chicks delivered by extension personnel to almost every county in Arkansas.
Arkansas poultry extension personnel also assist the small poultry flock owners in the state. Numerous educational workshops and seminars are conducted in the counties of Arkansas.
These educational programs address a variety of topics such as:
- Breed selection for small flocks
- Disease recognition, prevention, and control
- Poultry husbandry and care
- Other areas of interest to small flock owners.
For additional information on the locations, dates, and times, for small flock workshops and seminars near you, contact your local county agent.
Watch the Getting Started Presentation
FSA8008 Avian Pox in Small Flocks
FSA8010 Dealing With Summer Heat in Free Range Poultry
FSA8012Poultry Breeds for the Small Farm (color)
Organic Production and Bird Health
Protecting Poultry Against Exotic Poultry diseases
The National Poultry Improvement Plan (Arkansas)