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Raising Chickens in Yellowhead County 101

Don't miss out on this beginner's workshop geared towards small flock owners

“Dr. Frank Robinson, a poultry production will not be covered at this event. must be paid before the registration deadline of
professor for the University of Alberta has been The event is being hosted at the Peers Multiplex September 20.
invited to give residents some important on September 28, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. For more information or to register please
information they will need to know when it comes Snacks and refreshments will be provided. The contact the Yellowhead County Wildwood Office
to raising chickens," says Yellowhead County's cost to attend this event is $5.00 per person and at 1-800-814-3935 or 780-325-3782.
Agricultural Services Coordinator Melissa
Marquis. "Dr. Robinson has 40 years of
experience with general poultry husbandry, and 2017 Heritage Bus Tour
will be a great resource for everyone who
Joining Dr. Robinson will be a graduate of the Registration Opens
University of Alberta, Rachelle Davidson.
Rachelle will do two short talks on Poultry
behavior and biosecurity for small flocks. Dr. This year's Heritage Bus Tour will take place on Cafe; followed by a tour of Mountain Park
Robinson will be covering chicken anatomy; Friday, September 22, and will see tour stops in Cemetery; then Luscar, another gem of the
where eggs come from, chicken feeds and feeding, Mercoal, Cadomin, Mountain Park, Luscar, and Alberta Coal Branch; and lastly, get to know
and poultry housing for small flocks. There will Robb. Registration is $40. Pick-ups at Evansburg Robb (more) intimately and refresh with snacks at
be time at the end of the workshop for questions (8:00 am), Niton Junction (8:40 am), and Edson's the multiplex.
and one-on-one discussions. This workshop is Galloway Museum (9:20 am). Please register in person at the Edson or
intended for residents who own a small flock or After pick-up, the tour will start in Mercoal, a Wildwood Office, or call 780-723-4800 (Edson),
are thinking of raising chickens. Aspects of once booming coal haven; then onto lunch at 780-325-3782 (Wildwood).
owning a large flock for commercial production Cadomin`s Legion, catered by the Hole in the Wall

Jenna Giroux (8) and Katie Sydor (6) having some fun at the Kinsmen Spray Park in Edson. photo Deanna Mitchener

Phone: 780-723-4800 Toll Free 1-800-665-6030 Fax: 780-723-5066
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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