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Small Farms Classes and Workshops

Program Contact: Kellie Henwood, Regional Small Farms Coordinator
(360) 379-5610 ext. 201 •


Poultry Education Series 2019

For the backyard beginner or small-scale commercial poultry producer.

Join WSU Extension’s Regional Small Farms Program and Peninsula Poultry Breeders Association for this educational series for poultry growers. This series is intended for those who want to deepen their knowledge in raising poultry from the backyard beginner to the small-scale commercial poultry producer.

We offered five classes throughout the year and only one remains in 2019. Each class takes place in a different location (Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap County locations).

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COST: $25 per class per person. Youth enrolled in 4-H or FFA may attend for free with an attending adult.

Class 5 November 13, 5:30-8:30 pm
104 Hooker Road, Carlsborg, Clallam County

Do you have a small egg-laying poultry flock? Come learn about best practices and tips for winterizing your birds with Lisa Van Horn!

$25 per person (youth 12 and under are free with a paying adult!)

Pre-Registration Required.
Questions? Contact Kellie Henwood,, (360) 379-5610 ext. 201


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
-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

With special guests throughout series:
Lisa Van Horn, WillowCroft Farm and Peninsula Poultry Breeders
Scratch and Peck Feeds
Washington State Department of Agriculture

Would you like to receive periodic email updates about classes, workshops, and resources offered by WSU? Join our Agriculture listserv! Email Kellie Henwood with your contact info indicating which county you live/farm in. We would love to help you!

Kellie Henwood
Regional Small Farms Coordinator

Clallam | Jefferson | Kitsap or (360) 379-5610 ext. 201

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office or to the WSU Center for Human Rights. Persons with a disability requiring special accommodation can request accommodation 21 days before training at (360) 379-5610. If accommodation is not requested in advance, we cannot guarantee availability on-site.