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
M.A., University of California Davis, 2006 (Avian
B.S., Hiram College, 2001 (Psychobiology)
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.