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Backyard poultry workshops offered this fall

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DOVER-FOXCROFT University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are co-sponsoring three fall workshops for new and future small-scale meat and egg producers.

UMaine Extension educator Donna Coffin and assistant state veterinarian Beth McEvoy will cover poultry breeds, housing, health and nutrition for backyard meat and egg producers.

Workshops are scheduled:

Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m., at Bucksport High School, 102 Broadway, Bucksport. Register online at or call (207) 469-2129. Course fee is $12.

Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m., at Nokomis Regional High School, 266 Williams Road, Newport. Register online at or call (207) 368-3290. Course fee is $15.

Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m., at the Piscataquis County UMaine Extension office, 165 E. Main St., Dover-Foxcroft. Register online at or call (207) 564-6525. Course fee is $5.

The book 'Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens' is optional and may be purchased for $20 on site. A limited number of partial course fee waivers are available. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call (207) 564-3301 or (800) 287-1491 (in Maine).


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