Poultry Education Class 3: Breeding, Incubating and Hatching Your Own Flock
This series is intended for those who want to deepen their knowledge in raising poultry from the backyard beginner to the small-scale commercial poultry producer.
Each class is $25. Youth enrolled in 4H or FFA may attend for free with an attending adult. If you are in need of scholarship assistance, please contact Kellie Henwood at least two weeks before the event. email@example.com or (360) 379-5610 ext. 201
October 1st, 5:30-8:30pm
Council Chambers at the Norm Dicks Building, 345 6th St., Bremerton, WA
Section 1 & 2: Breeding, Incubating and Hatching Your Own Flock
We will explore how to set up a small scale breeding program, manage a breeding flock, select the best breeders, details of incubation, what to look for when purchasing an incubator, how to utilize a broody hen to raise chicks and troubleshoot any questions or challenges.
Speaker: Lisa van Horn, WillowCroft Farm and Peninsula Poultry Breeders
About our speaker:
While Lisa has kept backyard flocks of poultry since her college days in a co-housing community, she did not become a serious student of poultry breeding and genetics until she retired and began raising purebred chickens. Lisa quickly became interested in preservation of heritage breeds, and realized that these original homestead birds were at risk unless they became more integral to a healthy food system. Her desire to provide families with an alternative local supply for healthy, productive chickens led to her interest in helping form Peninsula Poultry Breeders. Lisa's formal background is in biological and behavioral sciences and her varied career includes stints as a wildlife biologist, high school biology teacher, and public affairs director for a large municipal agency.
Council Chambers at the Norm Dicks Building (View)
345 6th Street
Bremerton, WA 98337
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|