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January 1st, 2014

Learn How to Raise Chickens in Your Own Backyard



Learn how to raise chickens in your own backyard at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Saturday, January 11 from 1-3 p.m.
ORNWALL - On Saturday, January 11 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be presenting an Introductory Course on raising poultry in your own backyard. Join Lynn Istone of the Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn the basics of keeping your own backyard flock of chickens at the Outdoor Discovery Center , on Muser Drive , across from 174 Angola Road , Cornwall.

“There are more chickens on Earth than people,” says environmental educator Megan Hoffman.  “People throughout history have kept flocks of chicken and for a good reason! They produce delicious eggs, eat bugs that we consider ‘pests’ and provide entertainment through their funny, and sometimes affectionate behaviors!” Chickens also help control ticks and produce fertilizer for your garden. This two-hour program will provide information including: Coop requirements, chicken breeds and how to obtain chicks, feeding and general care, local and state regulations. Snow date: January 18.  This course requires pre-paid registration and is for adults and children ages 7 and up.

For information and online registration visit hhnaturemuseum.org or call (845) 534-5506, ext 204.

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