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University of California Developing App to Promote Healthy Chicken Flocks

University of California Cooperative Extension is developing a mobile app with information on raising healthy chickens. The UC Community Chicken app contains six educational modules with short videos that cover health assessment, nutrition, vaccination, biosecurity, bird behavior and husbandry. The Poultry Lab at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is recruiting 220 poultry growers for a paid study on the usefulness of the new UC Community Chicken app. For two weeks, participants will explore the educational resources and other features and complete the surveys. Three months later, researchers will follow up with a survey to assess the chicken owners’ progress. The UC Community Chicken app will be available to the public after the study is complete.