Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
Interest in backyard poultry has increased due to new regulations allowing chickens in some local communities in Pinellas County. This program is a workshop on the fundamentals of raising chickens such as: local laws and resources, benefits of chickens, the basics (breeds, housing, feeding, health, chicken development), biosecurity, and getting started.
Dr. Robert Kluson, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sarasota County Extension
1) Regulations and Nutrition – Robert Kluson, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
2) Reproduction, Development, Breeds & Anatomy – Mary Ellen James, City Chicks/Urban Chickens
3) Housing and Predator Control– Ira Kleinschmidt, Urban Chicken Tractors
For additional information call: Weedon Island Preserve -453-6500 or Mary Campbell, Pinellas County Extension -582-2101
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Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve in order to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other. For more information please call (727) 453-6500.