DFFS Poultry Text

Indiana is the #1 duck producing state in the country.

To find information Purdue University's work in the poultry, check out the Purdue Poultry page.

Start Here!

Not sure where to start? Read this publication to help you get your home poultry started!


Interested in Chickens?

If chickens are where your interests lie, take a look at this resource to find which breed will work best for your system!

What's next?

The next step to start your poultry farm is understanding housing, brooding and handling.


For More Information:

To find information, please contact your county Extension educator here.

Paul Ebner
Extension Specialist

Poultry - Food Safety Microbiology

Email: dkarcher@purdue.edu

Phone: (765) 494-4845

Darrin Karcher
Extension Specialist

Poultry - Management

Email: dforsyth@purdue.edu

Phone: (765) 494-4841

Stacy Zuelly
Extension Specialist

Poultry - Livestock

Email: szuelly@purdue.edu

Phone: (765) 494-3276