Backyard Chickens Sept 10

Backyard Chicken Day
When:  Saturday, Sept 10, 2016 9 AM – 1 PM
Where: Braintree Farmers Market 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree
Description: Throughout the market day their will be chicken experts under our events tent fielding questions about how to raise backyard chickens.
At 11am there will be a Backyard Chicken seminar with in depth information.  Love the local food movement? Ever thought you might like to try keeping your own chickens? Come join “The Chickeness”, Khrysti Smyth, of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens for a rundown of popular breeds, housing needs and design, feeding and care, health, laws and zoning, info on how to effortlessly mix chickens and neighbors, and everything else you might want to know about keeping your own backyard chickens. Course materials will be provided, and each attendee will receive a signed Certificate of Course Completion. Come find out whether keeping chickens might be a good addition to your garden, your kitchen, and your family’s overall health and well-being, and meet a few of her feathered Chicken Ambassadors too!

Khrysti Smyth (AKA The Chickeness) has been an urban backyard chicken farmer since 2009 and is the founder of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens. With a lifetime of animal husbandry, five years as a veterinary technician, and two degrees in Wildlife Ecology, Khrysti offers a wide range of services including classes, chicken care trainings, coop and chicken consultations, chicken brokering, chicken/farm sitting, help with permits, coop building and installation, monthly maintenance and health check-up services, and even chicken and farm sitting!  Lately she has been a strong advocate for your chickens helpful role as garden work-birds – happily consuming all your weeds, bugs, thinned seedlings, dead leaves, grass cuttings, etc., and turning it all into amazing compost –while still adding delicious and healthy egg protein to your homegrown bounty!

This event is free!

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