Ward Lumber is hosting a free Poultry Night at their Jay Store location on Tuesday, April 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for anyone who is interested in raising chickens.
There will be three panel speakers. Tyler Eaton from Blue Pepper Farm in Jay has a background in Ecology and teaches at Northwood School in Lake Placid. Tyler and his wife Shannon have raised hundreds of meat birds over the past three seasons. They now sell pastured, organically fed (Green Mountain) chicken. Tyler has experience with the day-range model along with their current chicken-tractor pasturing system and will discuss both. He will cover meat birds from day one through harvest. Mike Tholen, Farm Manager at North Country School in Lake Placid, has many years of experience in all types of livestock and has been an environmental educator. Mike will be covering laying hens. Eric Dutil is the family owner of Green Mountain Feeds, who focus on organic feeds. Eric has done poultry research and will be sharing some of his knowledge at Poultry Night.
Topics will include an overview of poultry, meat chickens, laying hens and organic feed options. The event is free, and there will also be free pizza and refreshments. To register, go to WardLumber.com or call Kim at 946-2110, X120.