Richard A. Blatchford, Ph.D.

Richard Blatchford
  • Assistant Poultry Extension Specialist
  • Department of Animal Sciences
2121 Meyer Hall

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.