Date(s) - Saturday, Mar 03, 2018
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center
Raising poultry for egg production: class no. 1, housing and equipment will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Rd., Jamestown.
It is presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program as part of their 2017-2018 L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Workshop Series.
This is a three-part series with multiple workshop offerings. Participants can attend one or all.
The cost is $10 for 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, participants will take a closer look at some of the nuts and bolts of raising poultry for egg production (backyard and beyond). 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 a poultry workshop in the past, this year’s classes have some new tips and tricks along with hands-on demonstrations throughout this series. For someone just getting started, or just thinking about raising poultry, the classes will cover 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 no. 1, housing and equipment, will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1 and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 3.
It will cover site analysis, equipment checklist, housing options, predator control, supplies and cleaning. There will be demonstrations on making a dust bath and cleaning equipment.
Class no. 2, chick care, adult nutrition and health, will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 10.
It will cover breed selection, baby basics, sourcing, feed selection, disease prevention and adult care. There will be demonstrations on growing fodder and handling chicks upon receipt.
Class no. 3, egg production, marketing and regulations, will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 17.
It will cover egg production, egg handling and care, selling and marketing your eggs and regulations to follow. There will be demonstrations on egg candling and carton labeling.
Pre-registration is required prior to the workshop to allow for adequate time to prepare printed resources and materials.
Registration is available online, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 716-664-9502, ext. 202.