Bird Health Awareness Week Upcoming - Register for Webinar Today!

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Bird Health Awareness Week is February 21-27

USDA APHIS's Annual Bird Health Awareness Week is quickly approaching.  Several activities are planned to help spread the word about the importance of biosecurity in keeping your backyard flocks healthy.

Webinar & Twitter Chat

Register today for a free webinar on Thursday, February 25 from 2-3 PM EST.  The webinar will feature poultry experts, including an APHIS veterinarian, a CDC veterinarian and the Chicken Whisperer.  Learn about biosecurity, health and safety, and tips on choosing and raising backyard birds.  Register here today.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information you need to join the webinar.

We are also running a concurrent Twitter chat using #chickenchat2016.  If you have questions for our experts, you can submit them in advance on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag - or ask them live on Twitter during the chat!


APHIS continues to seek photographs of backyard poultry to feature in future editions of the Biosecurity for Birds calendar.  Submit high-resolution photos of your birds by March 1 to be considered for the 2017 edition. Photos received after March 1 will be considered for the 2018 calendar.  Submit your photos here today.  Guidelines for photo submissions are available on the entry form.


APHIS will post brand new videos on its YouTube page on Monday, February 22 to kick off Bird Health Awareness Week.  Be sure to check them out and share them with other bird enthusiasts!

Healthy Harry and our experts hope you will be able to join in our Bird Health Awareness Week celebration!