Let’s Learn: Chicken Egg Anatomy 101

Let’s Learn: Chicken Egg Anatomy 101

Egg Anatomy 101 As an Agriculture teacher and Meyer Hatchery team member one of my favorite topics to teach about is poultry. There are so many topics and discussions to cover that I could teach a year round class on poultry alone and would not be able to cover...
Flock Health: What is Marek’s Disease?

Flock Health: What is Marek’s Disease?

What Is Marek’s Disease? Marek’s disease is a type of avian cancer caused by a virus. It primarily affects chickens between the ages of 4 – 20 weeks. It can rarely affect turkeys. It is not zoonotic, which means it cannot be transmitted to humans. Marek’s...
Biosecurity for Your Backyard Flock

Biosecurity for Your Backyard Flock

Biosecurity For Your Backyard Flock In recent news, southern California is dealing with an outbreak of a highly virulent strain of Newcastle disease. This outbreak means that many backyard flock owners must have their flocks humanely euthanized for the protection of...