Thursday, January 22, 2015

Backyard Chickens' Class Set

Backyard Chickens’ class set
On Feb. 7, Oregon State University Extension Service specialists provide a class on raising chickens in the back yard.
Oregon State University Extension Service poultry specialist Jim Hermes comes to Astoria from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 7 to put on his “Backyard Chickens” class, cosponsored by OSU Extension Service and Clatsop Community College.
Many small poultry producers are seeking alternatives to commercially available poultry by producing them in small flocks under free-range and organic conditions. Learn about small-scale production, management of flocks, feeding, housing, equipment and economics, plus information on breeds.
The class costs $39 and is held at Towler Hall Room 306 on CCC’s main campus, 1651 Lexington Ave. Register at www.clatsopcc.edu/schedule and search for “chickens” in the course title.