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Northeast Georgia backyard poultry workshop scheduled for Jan. 16 By Merritt Melancon

University of Georgia Extension will offer a Backyard Flock Poultry Workshop Jan. 16 in downtown Comer.

The after-work workshop, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Comer Travel Museum, will cover backyard poultry basics like breed selection, housing and nutrition, but will also cover more advanced topics like disease and parasite prevention.

“This will be a workshop where beginners are going to learn a lot,” said Madison County Extension Agent Adam Speir. “But if you have had chickens for a while, you will still be able to get something out of it.”

Jim Adkins, of the Sustainable Poultry Network, will be presenting the workshop along with Casey Ritz, of the UGA Department of Poultry Science. UGA’s Madison and Elbert county Extension offices are hosting the workshop, but poultry fanciers from all over northeast Georgia are invited to attend.

The workshop is $20 per person, but discounts are available for families, couples and anyone who registers with their own small flock of poultry enthusiasts. Visit http://whoozin.com/W3U-7XW-WFK9 to pre-register before the Jan. 13 registration deadline.

For more information or for directions to the Comer Travel Museum, call the Madison County Extension office at 706-795-2281 or email aspeir@uga.edu. For more information about the Sustainable Poultry Network visit www.sustainablepoutlrynetwork.com.

(Merritt Melancon is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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Northeast Georgia poultry fanciers are invited to a backyard poultry workshop Jan. 16 in Comer.

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