Lunch and Learn: Housing for Small Poultry Flocks

Written by Theresa Rose on April 8, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host two Lunch and Learn Webinars this April for those interested in starting a backyard poultry flock. The focus will be on housing for small flocks including issues, accessibility, cost, lighting and dimensions. The webinars are scheduled for April 15 at the Lee County Extension office in Donnellson and April 16 at the Henry County Extension office in Mount Pleasant. Both sessions will start at noon and last about an hour.

Phil Clauer with the Poultry Science Department for Penn State University will lead the sessions. According to Clauer, housing is a key factor to consider prior to starting your flock. There are many complications that can be avoided by planning and designing a coop properly.

The cost of the Lunch and Learn is $5 per person, which includes lunch. Pre-registration is required by April 14 to guarantee a meal. To reserve a spot or learn more, call 319-835-5116.