Extension Center Offering Class on Raising Poultry
Want to raise a flock of chickens in your backyard?
The Moore County Cooperative Extension Center is hosting a Backyard Poultry Workshop for people interested in learning how to raise their own poultry for meat, eggs or just for fun, according to Elena Eller, Extension agent for livestock and youth.
Eller said participants will learn what it takes to start and maintain their own flock of birds, no matter how small. Topics will include how to hatch and raise baby chicks, equipment needed to start a flock and the basics for maintaining a flock, as well as information about opportunities for 4-H members.
Jim Adkins from the International Center for Poultry will be guest instructor. Adkins has more than 30 years of experience and has raised more than 50 breeds of standard-bred poultry. Area Extension agents will also be available to answer questions.
The Feb. 8 workshop will run from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Moore County Agriculture Center in Carthage.
The cost is $10 for adults, if pre-registered by Feb. 4, or $15 at the door and includes educational materials and refreshments. Current 4-H members may attend at no cost, but they need to register.
For additional information or to register, interested persons are asked to call the local Extension office at (910) 947-3188.
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