Just Food Now

  Amherst Farmers Supply 2012 Chick Order form – Chick Day is May 10!

 

The Amherst Bylaw now allows up to 12 hens, click here.

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To join a listserve of local  

backyard chicken folks

Thanks to everyone who came to our

Backyard Hens Workshop

David Tepfer and Katie McDermott shared their experience raising hens including information on getting started, housing, feed and health care, chicken biology and anatomy, harvesting eggs, protection from predators, and more.

Here are some of the photos from the workshop!

 

 

The workshop was held at Simple Gifts Farm & NACF

 in North Amherst

1089 North Pleasant St. (map)

For a video on raising hens, see: Backyard Chickens

For information contact John M. Gerber at (413)549-6949 or jgerber@psis.umass.edu

Co-Sponsored by:

        Resources

 

Join NACF

 

Simple Gifts CSA

 

 

Backyard Hen Resources

 

Pioneer Valley Backyard Chicken Association

 

The City Chicken

with

Simple Hen Houses

and

Nicer Hen Houses

 

Raising Hens Video

  

Description of

how to raise hens

 

 

Photos of a

backyard henhouse

in Amherst

 

 

A “hen” cartoon