University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

POULTRY SCIENCE

Welcome to the University of Kentucky's poultry pages. Poultry is Kentucky's number 1 agricultural industry as well as the number one food commodity. Poultry production is a $900 million industry in Kentucky. Poultry production is also popular with small flock owners. Poultry are even kept in some cities, though in much reduced numbers.

If you have questions regarding poultry production or poultry products check out or extension publications. If you are interested in a career in the poultry industry you'll find what you need to know under undergraduate or graduate programs.

POULTRY refers to a group of domesticated birds kept for food (meat and/or eggs), fiber (feathers), entertainment (racing, exhibition, hunting, etc.) or work (messenger pigeons). This includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, pigeons, guinea fowl, quail (Bobwhite or Japanese), ostrich, emus, etc.