Winter Care of Backyard Poultry

ChickensDue to low enrollment, this workshop has been canceled. Sorry for any inconvenience.

We will try to offer this again in the future so please keep watching our website.

November 12, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 PM
UMaine Extension Hancock County
63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth, Maine

Cost: FREE!
Preregistration required.

Register online: canceled

In this program, prospective and beginning, small-scale meat and egg producers will gain a general understanding of what it takes to have poultry. This program will be lead by Dr. Colt Knight, UMaine Extension Livestock Specialist.

Topics will include poultry breeds’

  • housing,
  • health, and
  • nutrition.

Also, there will be a demonstration of various waterers and lighting options, along with ideas for your do-it-yourself poultry equipment.

An optional coursebook “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens” can be ordered for $20 before the meeting.


If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Melissa Libby at or 207.581.2788. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 5 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.