2nd Annual Local Chicken Coop Tour
On Sunday, April 19th, 2009, spend an afternoon in the hilltowns and Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts visiting local coops and the chickens that lay in them. Learn from Pioneer Valley Backyard Chicken Association (PVBCA) hobbyists and farmers how they made their coops and chicken tractors, and how they keep them safe from predators.
General topics will be discussed, including:
- nest boxes
- egg production
- winter concerns
- outdoor runs
Stops on the tour will include 7 different backyards and farms in Hatfield, Florence, Easthampton, and Chesterfield. Expect lots of useful ideas and even more inspiration. Children welcome. (But no dogs please.) Carpooling appreciated. FREE.
- 12:00-12:30 Pam (Hatfield, MA)
- 12:45-1:15 Sarah & Tom (Hatfield, MA)
- 1:30-2:00 Tracey (Florence, MA)
- 2:15-2:45 Suna & Ben (Florence, MA/Bay State)
- 3:00-3:30 Adele @ Rocky Hill Co-housing (Florence, MA)
- 3:45-4:15 Jim @ Park Hill Orchard (Easthampton, MA)
- 4:45-5:15 Crabapple Farm (Chesterfield, MA)
Sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Backyard Chicken Association.