University of Maryland Extension

Backyard Chickens 2016

Backyard Chickens
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cylburn Arboretum Greenhouse Classroom
University of MD Extension
4915 Greenspring Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209
United States

Are you a DIYer and like clean living?
Then this is the series for you.

Ever wondered how you could incorperate chickens into your urban homestead?Well now is your chance to learn all the ins and outs of backyard chicken farming with our educator Dale Johnson. Backyard chickens are a good hobby and a great addition to a garden. A few chickens can form a symbiotic relationship with your garden and family in the following ways. Vegetables and eggs go together in all kinds of recipes. Recycle your table and garden scraps through your layers. They miraculously transform most types of vegetable matter into nutrient-dense, flavorful eggs and the litter gathered from underneath the roost and in the chicken run can add fertilizer value to your compost that will end up on your garden. A garden and layers are a wonderful way to teach your children biology, ecology, economy, sustainability and responsibility. This workshop will cover the basics of raising poultry in a backyard. And the best part of this presentation is that he brings the chickens to you! Dale will bring his chickens and their small coop, show you how to properly handle chickens, and give you tips on keeping your urban chickens happy and healthy all year long. You won't want to miss this!

Offered by University of Maryland Extension Baltimore County. The University of Maryland Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Access Programs

For more information or disability accommodations, please call 410-887-8090.

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