Students and faculty don’t just study poultry nutrition, gut health, production and environmental management at the Poultry Research Farm. Our chickens help researchers and understand ovarian cancer, virology, immunology, and more.

Spread across 25,000 square feet, the Poultry Research Farm includes industry-leading facilities for breeding, growing, hatching, brooding, and cage-laying. And our birds and eggs are used in classrooms across campus, including Veterinary Medicine, as well as in FFA and 4-H programs.

Our student interns gain experience in all aspects of poultry farm and research management, including evaluating flock health, performing daily animal care and basic farm machinery operation and maintenance, and preparing and caring for research trials.

Poultry Research Farm

4513 S. Race St.
Urbana, IL 61802

Poultry Research Farm
Sarah Womack
Facility Manager

Research Specialist
swomac2@illinois.edu

Sarah Womack