This is a 3 part series with multiple workshop offerings. You can attend one or all!
$10/each class or $25 to attend all three.
Backyard Chickens are a popular way to get started with homesteading and farming! In this workshop series, we’ll take a closer look at some of the nuts and bolts of raising poultry for egg production (backyard and beyond). Feel free to come to one, two, or three workshops – you can choose which offering fits your schedule! Each class participant will receive a resource guide with informational handouts and reference materials, opportunity for hands-on demonstrations, and the option for follow up consultations. Even if you’ve come to one of our poultry workshops in the past, we’ll have some new tips and tricks along with hands-on demonstrations throughout this series. If you’re just getting started, or just thinking about raising poultry, we’ll be covering (almost) everything you need to know! This workshop series is instructed by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Educator and “chicken lady” with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, who has had many years of experience raising poultry for egg production and is a graduate of Cornell University’s Animal Science Program.
Class #1: Housing and Equipment
Thursday, March 1st, 2018 (6pm – 8pm)
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 (10am – 12noon)
Covering: Site analysis, equipment ‘checklist’, housing options, predator control, supplies, and cleaning. Demonstration on making a dust bath and cleaning equipment.
Class #2: Chick Care, Adult Nutrition, and Health
Wednesday, March 7th , 2018 (6pm – 8pm)
Saturday, March 10th, 2018 (10am – 12noon)
Covering: Breed selection, baby basics, sourcing, feed selection, disease prevention, adult care. Demonstration on growing fodder and handling chicks upon receipt.
Class #3: Egg Production, Marketing, and Regulations
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 (6pm – 8pm)
Saturday, March 17th, 2018 (10am – 12noon)
Covering: Egg production, egg handling and care, selling and marketing your eggs, regulations to follow. Demonstration on egg candling and carton labeling.
$10/each class or $25 to attend all three
Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center
3542 Turner Road
Jamestown, New York 14701