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Central Texas Sustainable Chicken Seminar

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Westfold Farm

761 Old Black Colony Road

Buda, TX 78610

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You're Invited to Central Texas' First Sustainable Chicken Seminar!

The Sustainable Chicken Seminar desires to educate and equip those who keep chickens in Austin and the surrounding area. Backyard and small flock chicken keeping has been on the rise in Austin for the last several years due to the urban farm code. This growth was accelerated by the recent Zero Waste initiative and corresponding chicken keeping rebate program in Austin. Many of those taking advantage of the City’s programs are new to keeping chickens and need education and resources to be successful. The Sustainable Chicken Seminar will create an opportunity for those endeavoring to learn how to care for their chickens. Additionally, it will provide an option for those desiring a more in-depth understanding of chicken keeping and connect them with community resources to ensure success.


Ty Burk - Wesfold Farm

Robert Nathan Allen - Little Herds

Robert Olivier - GrubTubs

Jim Adkins - Sustainble Poultry Network

Kevin Ellis - National Center for Appropriate Technology

Dr. Ficken – Resident Director of Texas A&M VMDL Poultry Diagnostic Lab

Cameron Molberg - Consultant on Sustainable Livestock Production

Schedule and sessions:
9 AM: What is a Real Chicken?! – Jim Adkins
10 AM: Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab Resources – Dr. Ficken
11 AM: Cooking with Heritage Chicken – Chef
12 AM: Lunch (Attendants are on their own for lunch)
1 PM: Chicken Anatomy and Egg Laying – Jim Adkins
2 PM: Before your chicken(s) arrive – Kevin Ellis, Cameron Molberg
3 PM: Advanced Feeding Techniques – Ty Burk (Nathan Allen/Robert Olivier)
4 PM: Health and Welfare – Ty Burk, Cameron Molberg
5 PM: Panel Discussion – Ty Burk, Cameron Molberg, Kevin Ellis

Confirmed Sponsors:

Coyote Creek Feed Mill

National Center for Appropriate Technology

Heritage Milling

Sustainable Poultry Network

Urban Poultry Association of Texas

Sustainable Food Center

Austin Permaculture Guild

Fancy Feathers 4-H Club

Grow Local South Texas

Brazos Valley Poultry Club


Austin Resource Recovery


Cooking Demonstration by Local Chef
Panel Discussion
Q & A with Experts

Date - September 30th, 2017
Location - 761 Old Black Colony Road, Buda, TX 78610
Time - 9 AM - 5:30 PM

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