The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown

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Chickens and the Sustainable Farm

Pam Raymond and David Turner
June 8, 2013 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Golden Oak Farm
44 Plain Road
Hatfield, MA
Cost: $25 NOFA members; $31 non-members

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Participants will learn to select breeds; set up a brooder; raise day-old chicks; deal with predator pressure; improve pasture grass and forbs; and provide adequate housing, feed, and supplementation. Farm systems covered include waterers and feeders; deep litter; chicken tractors; the Salatin pen; the mobile coop; fencing; rotational grazing; and butchering. Discussion will include how the animals are integral to the farm and how all parts of the farm depend on the others. Hand-outs provided.

Instructors: Pam Raymond and David Turner raise 50 pastured broilers and 18 layers as well as pastured pigs, grass-fed beef, and vegetables.

This workshop is one in a series of workshops on raising animals. To view additional offerings, click here.

Registration Details

  • Pre-registration is required unless arranged by phone with the organizer, Ben Grosscup, cell: 413-658-5374.
  • Cancellations will be honored and refunds issued (minus a 15% processing fee) with notice made within 10 days of the workshop. After that, you may designate someone else to attend in your stead, but refunds will not be available.
  • Contact: Ben Grosscup, 413-658-5374. By email,; put “Animal Husbandry” in subject

Map of NOFA/Mass 2013 Animal Husbandry Workshop Series

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