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      Class 5: Winterize Your Poultry Flock in Sequim

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      November 14, 2019

      Thursday  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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      Class 5: Winterize Your Poultry Flock

      If you'd rather register through the mail, please contact Kellie Henwood (360) 379-5610 ext. 201 or email Hosted by WSU Extension Regional Small Farm Program and Peninsula Poultry Breeders. Youth under 12 are free with a paying adult. Topics include: Winter Housing -Keeping warm and dry -Importance of ventilation -Litter needs -Outdoor areas -Combating boredom Winter Nutrition -Feeds for winter -How and when to add calories -Supplements for winter support -Water during cold spells Winter Health -Parasite control -Winter Health Risks -Molting Winter Laying -A Hen's Natural Laying Cycle -How to use supplemental lighting -Pros and cons of using supplemental lighting Thinking Toward Spring -Adding Chicks to your Existing Flock 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.

      Cost: 25.00

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