Sunday, May 17, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Karen Schwalbe 
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership
Raising Backyard Chickens 101 Webinar

Sunday May 17th 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Love the local food movement? Ever thought you might like to try keeping your own chickens? Come join “The Chickeness”, Khrysti Smyth, of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens for a rundown of popular breeds, housing needs and design, feeding and care, health, laws and zoning, info on how to effortlessly mix chickens and neighbors, and everything else you might want to know about keeping your own backyard chickens.  Course materials will be provided, and each attendee will receive a signed Certificate of Course Completion.  Come find out whether keeping chickens might be a good addition to your garden, your kitchen, and your family's overall health and wellbeing, and meet a few of her feathered Chicken Ambassadors too!
Khrysti Smyth (AKA The Chickeness) has been an urban backyard chicken farmer since 2009 and is the founder of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens. With a lifetime of animal husbandry, five years as a veterinary technician, and two degrees in Wildlife Ecology as a foundation, Khrysti offers a wide range of services including classes, chicken care trainings, coop and chicken consultations, chicken brokering, chicken/farm sitting, help with permits, coop building and installation, monthly maintenance and health check-up services, and even chicken and farm sitting!  Lately she has been a strong advocate for chickens' helpful role as a garden work-bird, while adding that delicious and healthy egg protein to your homegrown bounty.



This is a free webinar supported by Buy Local funding from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.  Free will donations are gratefully accepted.  

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