Raising Chickens in the Backyard
Learn to raise chicks from day-old until slaughter. Participants will visit the chicken coop where laying hens are housed in winter and where baby chicks get started in the spring. There will be a demonstration of the chicken tractors where meat birds and layers are kept from April to December. Other topics include breeds, predator control, and electric and non-electric fencing. This workshop is geared to beginners and will show how fun and easy it is to produce your own delicious eggs and succulent, juicy chicken.
Instructors: Tom and Jassy Bratko keep a small flock of laying hens and raise 100 meat birds each year.
This workshop is one in a series of workshops on raising animals. To view additional offerings, click here.
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; put “Animal Husbandry” in subject.
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