Friday, July 17, 2015

USDA to Hold Free Webinar on Backyard Bird Biosecurity

Through the Biosecurity for Birds initiative, the USDA will hold a free webinar and Twitter chat on Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. EDT.

Get expert tips to keep your birds and your family safe and healthy. During the webinar, you will be able to submit questions during a simultaneous Twitter chat using #Chickenchat2015. Whether you are just getting started or are an experienced hand at raising birds, you’ll find lots of valuable information for free!

Webinar Title: Practice Backyard Bird Biosecurity: Learn from the Experts

When: August 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m. CDT

Reserve your webinar space on USDA's registration website.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. For more information, visit USDA Biosecurity for Birds.

What you will learn
§  How to recognize and protect your birds from devastating diseases like highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)
§  How to protect your family from illness caused by your birds
§  Ways to keep predators and disease-carrying wild birds away from your flock
§  Where to find resources to help you keep your flock safe and healthy
§  The do's and don'ts of live bird markets
§  The whys and woes of raising backyard chickens
§  What to expect from your flock in the fall
§  How to get your birds ready for winter

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