Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Hubbardston, MA
Description: 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.
For more details: www.nofamass.org/events/raising-chickens-backyard#.UTTkmmfm55c