University of Wyoming Extension News

UW Extension hosts Powell poultry workshop

Selecting, caring for and processing chickens and grading eggs are part of a poultry workshop in Powell.

Sessions are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the UW Powell Research and Extension Center, 747 Rd. 9, Powell. Pre-registration is required. The $20 fee includes lunch. FFA and 4-H members are admitted free.

Extension educator Hudson Hill will cover the basics of selecting, caring for and processing chickens.

“It really seems like people have lost the ability to process a chicken and put it in their freezers to eat later,” said Hill. “This workshop will show people the six steps needed to properly harvest a chicken.”

Morning sessions include chick care and nutrition, selecting the right breeds of chickens and general chicken management; Chelle Schwope, Wyoming Consumer Health Services specialist, will discuss egg grading.

Participants will learn the correct methods for processing chickens in the afternoon.

“They’ll be able to leave with the skills to raise, manage and harvest chickens, all from their backyards,” said Hill.

Participants are reminded to wear old clothes for processing chickens.

For more information and to register, contact extension educator Sandra Frost in Powell at 307-754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu.