Richard Blatchford, Ph.D.

Richard Blatchford

Position Title
Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension: Small to Industry Scale Poultry

2121 Meyer Hall


  • B.S., Hiram College, (Psychobiology)
  • M.A., University of California Davis, (Avian Science)
  • Ph.D., University of California Davis, (Animal Behavior)

Research Interests

My research focus is on the husbandry, behavior, and welfare of small to large scale poultry production. I am particularly interested in understanding the challenges facing small scale and backyard poultry flocks as well as the impacts of housing systems on poultry health and welfare on large scale facilities. I am also interested in developing on farm assessment tools for producers to monitor the health and welfare of their own flocks.

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