Raising Backyard Poultry
The Backyard Poultry course provides instruction for those wishing to raise poultry (including chickens, ducks, quails, and other common backyard birds) for meat, eggs, or as pets. Course content covers an overview of care, strategies for selecting breeds and types of poultry, disease management, housing basics, and additional resources to help navigate raising poultry on a small scale. This course is self-directed and can be followed at your own pace.
Self-paced Online Course
This course is offered at a sliding scale fee. Please select whether you’d like to enroll at the $0, $5, $10, $15, or $20 level. All participants receive access to the same material, and we ask you to enroll at the level that is accessible to you.
To register for this course you will need to create an account, sign in with your email/password, and complete the registration process. To watch a video tutorial, demonstrating an overview of the registration process, click on the following link: Online Course Registration Video Tutorial. Step-by-step instructions are below.
- Step #1: Create your MSU Guest Account and Password: Create Your Account. (For detailed, step-by-step instructions visit the following page: Account Creation Instructions.)
- Step #2: Login to the registration system with your Community ID and Password: insert registration link here
- Step #3: Follow the instructions to register for the course. Upon registration, you will receive a receipt and instructions for accessing the course.
Note: If you need to reset your password at any time go to https://auth.msu.edu/ and select the option for "Need help Signing in."
If you have any technical problems, please contact the Michigan State University IT Service Desk from 7am-12am Monday through Friday and 10am-12am on Saturday/Sunday, any day that the University is open.
- Phone: (517) 432-6200
- Phone (toll free): 1 (844) 678-6200
Frequently Asked Questions
What is my username/NETID?
Your username (or NET ID) is the email address you used to create your account during registration (you use the same email address/password for registering and for taking the course).
What URL do I go to for logging into the course?
Go to: https://d2l.msu.edu/. You will see the Michigan State University at the top of the page. Login with the email address and password you set during the registration process.
I received a “not authenticated” response when trying to login – what do I do?
A “not authenticated” message is typically an issue with a password not being entered correctly.
I forgot my password – where can I reset it?
If you need to reset your password at any time go to https://auth.msu.edu/ and select the option for "Need help Signing in."
This course is offered at a sliding scale fee. Please select whether you’d like to enroll at the $0, $5, $10, $15, or $20 level. All participants receive access to the same material, and we ask you to enroll at the level that is accessible to you