OREGON – Andy Larson, a University of Illinois Extension local foods systems and small farms educator, will present a class on home-scale poultry production.
Raising Backyard Chickens Righ will be from 6 to 8 p.m. March 15 at the Ogle County Extension off, 421 W. Pines Road.
Participants will discuss choosing chicken breeds and starting chicks, considerations for building a coop and designing a chicken run, overcoming winter weather and pressure from predators, and handling and selling eggs in safely and legally.
The program fee is $10, payable in advance or at the door. Registration deadline is March 11. The program may be cancelled due to low registrations.
To register or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Rowland, extension program coordinator, or the extension office at illinois.edu/bdo, 815-732-2191.