University of California

UC Cooperative Extension Poultry

Welcome, poultry enthusiasts!

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


Here you can find information about:


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Backyard Poultry

Micro Commercial Chicken

(Small-Scale) Production

Commercial Production


Game Birds

California Waterfowl Tracker

The Central Valley of California is one of the most important wintering areas for waterfowl in North America and also contains the majority of California's commercial layer, broiler, and turkey flocks. The California Waterfowl Tracker is intended to help poultry producers, backyard poultry enthusiasts, regulators, and risk managers to better assess the locations of waterfowl relative to poultry farm(s) in the Central Valley of California. 

General Flyer

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Kids Coop

Basic poultry information for kids in a fun downloadable Eggsercise Book!


 2017-2018 Eggsercise Book

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. 





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