Silvopasture for chickens (Fifteen Minutes in the Forest Fridays)

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2020: $279,078.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2024
Grant Recipient: Virginia Tech
Region: Southern
State: Virginia
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Leonie Jacobs
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
John Fike
school of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Va Tech
Dr. John Munsell, PhD
Virginia Tech - Department of Forest Resources and Environmental
Gabriel Pent
Dept. of Crop and Soil Environmental Science, Virginia Tech
Chickens are jungle fowl and a prey animals. As such, they prefer cover to hide in. Silvopasture can not only provide cover, but forage for chickens and improvements of environmental health at the same time. This video was created for "Fifteen Minutes in the Forest Fridays" by Adam Downing, Virginia Tech.
Adam Downing, Virginia Tech
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
Ordering info:
Leonie Jacobs
[email protected]
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.