Winter Care of Backyard Poultry, Oct. 14, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Penquis Higher Education Center, 50 Mayo St., Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
UPDATE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED AT THIS TIME
You have chickens. Winter is coming. How are you going to keep your hens comfortable and productive all winter long? Prospective and beginning small-scale meat and egg producers will learn of what it takes to have poultry including laying hens at this in-person program. Poultry breeds, housing, health, and nutrition for small-scale meat and egg producers will be explored with Dr. Colt Knight, UMaine Extension Livestock Specialist, and Donna Coffin, UMaine Extension Professor. A selection of various waterers and lighting options for winter will be shown along with ideas for do-it-yourself poultry equipment.
Pre-registration is required. Pre-register online or by calling 207.564.3301 or emailing email@example.com.
The following Covid-19 precautions will be followed: Participants will wear masks, maintain social distancing, no food allowed, and no Covid-19 symptoms.
An optional coursebook “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens” can be ordered for $20 before the meeting.