The question of where our food comes from has been an increasing trend over the last few years. In response to this, there has been a resurgence in homegrown produce and an increase in the number of people keeping backyard poultry for a self-sufficient supply of eggs and meat.  Not only do backyard poultry produce fresh food, they are also a great disposal system of kitchen waste, can teach children a great deal about the role of animals in feeding the human population, and provide fascination and enjoyment for those who keep them. Backyard poultry frequently become an important part of the family and are often seen as much-loved pets. There is also a thriving community of poultry keepers interested in the breeding and exhibition of these birds, which are often very beautiful.

Who Should Enrol


Course Design

Blended Course

Course Highlights

CPD Points

Learning Outcomes

Continued Professional Development


Test: Question and Answer


South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)

1 CPD Point



Pass the test with 80% - Retries allowed: 3

1.0 General Point

1.0 Max Points

Enquire Now

A Basic Introduction to Backyard Poultry Medicine – Part 1 of 3: Basic Anatomy & Physiology and Preventative Healthcare