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When: Feb. 13th 6:30pm

Flock

Feb. 13th 6:30pm

FLOCK TALK WORKSHOP – Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP by Feb. 9th.

Join us and Dr. Patrick Biggs with Purina Mills, for a lively discussion on “Getting started with a backyard flock and how to manage your current flock”.

Dr. Briggs is a Nutritionist and Companion Animal Technical Solutions with Purina Mills. He tells us his career choice started with a college job at the pet store. Patrick brought home a cockatiel and from then on he was all birds all the time, going on to specialize in poultry nutrition. And we’re glad. Because as passionate as backyard flock owners are, the modern chicken is not as easy to manage as the chickens our grandparents kept. Patrick helps people sort fact from fiction to keep their chickens happy, healthy and productive. He guides flock fanatics on oyster shells and chick treats, brown vs. white and caring for an older hen that’s become a pet.

Patrick holds a masters and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There, he looked at different ways to manage flocks without antibiotics. He continues the work at Purina by developing feeds with prebiotics and probiotics to keep birds healthy.

Be sure to bring a list of questions for Dr. Briggs for the Q & A portion of the workshop!

Refreshments, Door Prizes, and Coupons for those attending. Again, this workshop is free, but seating is limited. So don’t forget to RSVP today!

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