Are you looking forward to starting your own backyard flock of chickens? Join NOFA MASS for another event from our Resilient Garden Series on Tuesday, April 13th, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Adding poultry to your backyard, or farm can build your soil nutrients, control pest populations and even clear land while supplying you with healthy food. Our instructor, Kirby Lecy will present all the things she wished she had known about natural chicken keeping before adding them to their small farm. We will cover all the basics of keeping poultry for eggs, including:
A tour of their coop and discussion about shelters
How to feed your chickens and convert food waste into nutritious food
Keeping your flock healthy
Ways to use chickens to fertilize your landscape and manage insect pests
Kirby Lecy is a small farmer & chicken wrangler with 15+ years of working on food access, farming advocacy, and rural challenges.