Pastured poultry behind an electric fence.
Image by Sandy Repp

Pastured poultry behind an electric fence.


No Poultry at any New York Fairs for 2015

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has issued an order banning all live fowl competitions at the Great New York State Fair and at all county fairs in New York. The order is the direct result of the continuing spread of strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Midwest.

Youth can still exhibit eggs in the Junior Department under Section 141. Eggs exhibits need to be delivered on Judging night, Wednesday, July 29. Eggs can also be exhibited in open 


The Small Layer Flock (PDF Version)

Rearing Chicks and Pullets for the Small Layer Flock

Giving Chicks a Good Start (PDF Version)


University of Minnesota Poultry Nutrition    

Feeding Show Poultry (PDF Version)

Feeding Chickens Properly (PDF Version)

Feeding Broilers   Genetics &Reproduction


Avian-Pandemic Flu


Guidelines for Poultry Showmanship (PDF Version)

Poultry Showmanship by UC Davis (PDF Version)


Poultry Science Association

National Chicken Council & US Poultry & Egg Association

American Poultry Association

American Pastured Poultry Producers Association –
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA) –

Last updated September 2, 2016