Department of Animal Science 

UC Davis - The University of California, Davis

Richard A. Blatchford

Richard A. Blatchford Richard A. Blatchford, Ph.D.
Assistant Poultry Extension Specialist

Phone: (530) 752-8763
Fax: (530) 752-0175


Ph.D., University of California Davis, 2012 (Animal Behavior)
M.A., University of California Davis, 2006 (Avian Science)
B.S., Hiram College, 2001 (Psychobiology)  

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.