Learn About Raising Chickens

Visit a longtime organic poultry farm and learn how to get started with your own small-scale poultry production.

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Gain valuable knowledge on raising chickens for meat.

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Barre, Massachusetts – Looking to get into pastured poultry? Whether you’re planning to start your own business or simply raise poultry for your own consumption, Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge will demonstrate proper management when raising meat birds, layers and turkeys. They’ve been raising organic pastured poultry since 1984, and on August 28, they will cover a number of related topics, including feed types, housing, pasture rotation and more. You’ll also get the opportunity to tour their livestock and fruit and vegetable operations. Go to the Northeast Organic Farming Association to register, and see if you qualify for a new-farmer scholarship.