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Backyard Poultry Certification Course


Interest in keeping backyard poultry for personal and family food security has steadily increased over the past decade. Many cities and municipalities require a certificate for residents to keep backyard poultry.  Increased numbers of youth are raising chickens and turkeys for 4-H livestock projects.  Maybe you just want to learn more about the keeping of a backyard flocks.  Whatever your reason,  OSU Extension has you covered with this Backyard Poultry Certification Course that discusses husbandry, nutrition, egg production, biosecurity, and disease management in 6 self-paced modules.  Cost is only $25 (Super cheep!)  It also makes a dynamite gift for that hard to buy for person.  Check it out at


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