Caring for backyard poultry in winter with UMaine Extension

University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County is holding a poultry workshop for prospective and beginning small-scale meat and egg producers.

The program will be offered twice on Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m.–noon and 6–8:30 p.m., at the UMaine Extension office in Dover-Foxcroft.

Workshop topics will include poultry breeds, year-round housing, health and nutrition, demonstrations of various waterers and lighting options, and ideas for do-it-yourself poultry equipment. Extension educator Donna Coffin and UMaine Extension livestock specialist Colt Knight will lead the workshop.

The program is free; online registration is required.

An optional book, “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens,” can be ordered for $20.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 564.3301; More information also is online.