Winter backyard poultry workshop

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County is holding a free winter care workshop for small-scale poultry producers. The program will be offered twice on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and then from 6–8:30 p.m. at the UMaine Extension office, 165 East Main Street.

Workshop topics will include poultry breeds, housing, health and nutrition, demonstrations of various waterers and lighting options and ideas for do-it-yourself poultry equipment. Extension educator Donna Coffin and Extension livestock specialist Colt Knight will lead the workshop.

The workshop is free; online registration is required at An optional book “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens” can be ordered for $20. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 564-3301 or More information also is online.

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