Winter Care of Poultry Workshop, September 20, 2018

chickensThursday, September 20, 2018
9:30 AM – Noon; repeated 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
UMaine Extension Piscataquis County Office
165 East Main Street Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

Prospective and beginning small-scale meat and egg producers will gain a general understanding of what it takes to have poultry and how to prepare for winter care. Poultry breeds, housing, health, and nutrition for small-scale meat and egg producers will be discussed.

Demonstration of various waterers and lighting options will be shown, as well as ideas for DIY equipment.

This is a free program, but pre-registration is required.

Register online

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


  • Donna Coffin, Extension Educator, UMaine Extension
  • Dr. Colt Knight, Livestock Specialist, UMaine Extension


For more information or to request an accommodation, contact, 207.564.3301 or 800.287.1491 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.