Raising Chickens in Your Backyard

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Master gardener and farmer Mark Gostkiewics, will share what you need to know to start and maintain a happy, healthy flock of chickens using sustainable and organic practices.

Topics covered:
Choosing the right number and breed of chickens
Sourcing chicks and adult hens
Raising chicks into healthy laying hens
Selecting the perfect coop and run for your flock
Feeding your chickens efficiently
Designing a coop that suits your chickens' needs

Teens and adults.

Registration required.

Mark Gostkiewics is the owner of Tri Gable Lea Farm in Colchester, which has been in the family for generations. In 2013, he started the farm's first CSA, and since then has added classes on natural processes, organic and sustainable practices, homesteading, caring for plants from seed to plate.

Presented in partnership with Tri Gable Lea Farm.