Roving Reporter | "Great Turnout for Lecture About Raising Chickens" Shared by Kayla Butts

"The Texas AgriLife Office hosted the first class in their new series Backyard Basics on Raising Chickens. This hands-on event was organized by Dr. Kirsten Corda and featured live quail, chicks and Dr. Corda's very own hen, "Gerdy." This informal lecture presented by Justin Butts of Four String Farm encouraged audience participation and the class attendees offered up several great tips in raising hens, such as: eggs can be stored at room temperature for up to 6 months by dipping them in oil and rolling them in salt, keep chickens cool by offering them a frozen 2-liter jug of ice, and you can make your own inexpensive feeder by cutting a large PVC pipe in half and placing stoppers on both ends. A great number of ideas were shared, too many to list here, and the response was so positive the extension office plans to host an encore clss in the next few months. Special thanks to Fred and Linda Marshall for their insight, expertise and work in setting up the live interactive displays. Thank you WWN for your help in making this event such a raving success!" ~ Kayla & Justin Butts

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