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Oct. 1: WSU Extension hosts poultry education class

BREMERTON, Wash. – WSU Extension’s Regional Small Farms team will host “Breeding, Incubating and Hatching Your Own Flock,” for anyone raising egg-laying chickens on their farm or in their backyard.2 chickens in a backyard with a coop in the background

This workshop is part of their Poultry Education Series offered throughout Jefferson, Kitsap, and Clallam counties. The class is Tuesday, October 1, from 5:30-8:30 PM at the Norm Dicks Government Building in Bremerton.

“These classes are perfect for anyone wanting to learn more or deepen their knowledge about raising egg-laying chickens,” said Kellie Henwood, WSU’s Regional Small Farms Coordinator. “This is the best opportunity to learn from experienced farmers and teachers.”

This is the third class of a series. It will feature Lisa Van Horn, from Peninsula Poultry Breeders Network and WillowCroft Farm, teaching attendees to set up a small-scale breeding program, manage a breeding flock, incubation information, and more.

The cost of the workshop is $25 per person. Youth enrolled in 4-H or FFA are free with an attending adult. Scholarships are available.

Pre-registration is required. To register, visit https://poultryclass3.brownpapertickets.com.

Media Contacts

Jess Sappington, Food Systems Program Coordinator, WSU Kitsap Extension, (360) 337-7157