Winter backyard poultry workshop
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 https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/winter-care-of-backyard-poultry-dover-foxcroft/. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More information also is online.