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Winterize Your Poultry Flock

November 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

chicken in winter

Do you have a small egg-laying poultry flock? Come learn about best practices and tips for winterizing your birds with Lisa Van Horn of the Peninsula Poultry Breeders! This is the 5th class in our 2019 Poultry Education Series. Classes are meant for the backyard beginner or small-scale commercial poultry producer.

When: November 14th, 2019
Where: Clallam County PUD Building (104 Hooker Rd, Sequim, WA)

Each class is $25. Youth enrolled in 4H or FFA may attend for free with an attending adult. If you are in need of scholarship assistance, please contact Kellie Henwood at least two weeks before the event. or (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
  • 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.

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Kellie Henwood at 121 Oak Bay Rd, Port Hadlock, 360-379-5610,, at least two weeks prior to the event.


November 14, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Kellie Henwood
360-379-5610 ext. 201


Clallam County PUD Building
104 Hooker Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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