Backyard poultry workshops offered this fall

UMaine Extension educator Donna Coffin and assistant state veterinarian Beth McEvoy will cover poultry breeds, housing, health and nutrition for backyard meat and egg producers.

Workshops are scheduled:

  • 6–8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Bucksport High School, 102 Broadway, Bucksport. Register online or call 469.2129. Course fee is $12.
  • 6–8 p.m. Oct. 27 at Nokomis Regional High School, 266 Williams Road, Newport. Register online or call 368.3290. Course fee is $15.
  • 6–8 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Piscataquis County UMaine Extension office, 165 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft. Register online or call 564.6525. Course fee is $5.

The book “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens” is optional and may be purchased for $20 on-site. A limited number of partial course fee waivers are available. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call 564.3301 or 800.287.1491 (in Maine).