Workshop: Chickens and Coops II

There is something for everyone in this workshop, whether you are currently raising chickens or planning to raise a small flock. The speakers, Dr. Frank Robinson and Dr. Teryn Girard bring a wealth of experience and will cover topics, such as selecting a breed, housing, feed types, and more.

Wednesday, Nov. 27 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Nisku Recreation Centre (606 – 18 Ave., Nisku)
$25 per person or $40 per couple

Frank Robinson, Ph.D., is a professor and special adviser to the dean of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta. Dr. Robinson has delivered over 400 presentations on poultry management to producers, locally, nationally and internationally.

Teryn Girard, Ph.D., is a veterinarian from Camrose, who has a masters of science in poultry ethology (behaviour), has travelled to India where she practiced veterinary medicine and worked with large-scale poultry flocks. Dr. Girard has been enjoying getting to know Alberta poultry farmers, practicing veterinary medicine, and helping teach workshops on humane euthanasia and bird welfare.

Session 1 Session 2

Intro to small flocks

Housing

Anatomy and reproduction

Biosecurity
Feeds and feeding Flock health
Choosing a breed  

Participants will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions.

One of Leduc County’s Planning and Development officers will be in attendance to answer any questions pertaining to bylaws and zoning.

Registration cost includes one Raising Chickens in Alberta – a guide for small flock owners manual.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Snacks and coffee will be served.

Register online by Nov. 22 (click on Agricultural Services, then workshops) or call 780-955-4593. Registration opens Friday, Nov. 1. Please note, registrations will not be taken at the door.