Piscataquis Observer advances winter backyard poultry workshop

The Piscataquis Observer reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County will hold a free winter care workshop for small-scale poultry producers Sept. 26. The program will be offered 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 6–8:30 p.m. at the UMaine Extension office in Dover-Foxcroft. Workshop topics will include poultry breeds, housing, health and nutrition, demonstrations of various waterers and lighting options and ideas for do-it-yourself poultry equipment, according to the article. Extension educator Donna Coffin and Extension livestock specialist Colt Knight will lead the workshop. More information, including required registration, is online.