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UC Cooperative Extension Poultry

Welcome, Poultry Enthusiasts!

This website is designed to help you find information and resources for all of your poultry needs.

Important information for Wildfire Season

Stay ahead of the curve with our wildfire resources to keep your family and feathered friends safe during these difficult times.

New YouTube Series!

Subscribe to our UC Davis Vet Med Poultry University YouTube Channel and click on the bell icon to sign-up for notifications. 


Join Dr. Pitesky as he answers your questions and covers common topics for backyard poultry owners and small-scale producers. Send topics to mepitesky@ucdavis.edu!

Have you seen our app?

Backyard Poultry Central is your hub for the latest information on raising backyard birds. Get notified of outbreaks as soon as they happen, and receive critical information at your fingertips. We're constantly adding new resources and videos!

Check out Backyard Poultry Central on Google Play!

2021-2023 Eggsercise Book

Learn how you and your family can start caring for your own flock of backyard chickens! This downloadable Eggsercise Book contains basic poultry information, and new information on poultry diseases, environmental toxins in eggs, and chicken first aid. Includes a fun Kids' Corner section with trivia and puzzles!

Free to download!

2021-2023 Eggsercise Book

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Not sure who to contact about your poultry issues?

Veterinarians and scientists at UC Davis Extension, CAPE, CAHFS, and others can help provide information about poultry health.

Click the image below to find out more. 

Need poultry necropsy or testing services?

The California Animal Health and Food Safety laboratories provide necropsy and other testing services for poultry owners. Click here to view their necropsy submission guidelines or here to learn more about their other services.