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Chicks on the Loose at Homestead Gardens this weekend

| April 04, 2019, 11:37 AM

Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced poultry farmer, Homestead Gardens Farm & Pet department has everything you need to raise your own family flock. Chicks on the Loose!

Learn the ins & outs of raising backyard chickens, from space and time requirements to the supplies you’ll need, and how to raise a healthy flock, they’ve got you covered! Come on out for an informative and fun event to introduce you to the benefits of backyard chickens.

Saturday, April 6th from 10am to 4pm

  • 10am-3pm: Kid’s Corral Open: Face painting, coloring, crafts and games!
  • 10am-3:30pm: Get the scoop from our trusted partners on new and noteworthy products for a healthy and safe flock.
  • 10:30am: A Day in the Life of a Chicken: Homestead Gardens Coop Tour
  • 11am-1pm: Eggs Made Easy: Demo & Samplings
  • 12pm: My Chicks are Stronger than Your Chicks, seminar with Chad Cash from Purina. Register online here…
  • 1:15pm: A Day in the Life of a Chicken: Homestead Gardens Coop Tour
  • 2pm: Gardening & Composting with Chickens, seminar with Janet Garman. Register online here…
  • 3pm: Me & My Chicken Photo Contest Prize Presentation with the Anne Arundel County Poultry Princess

About the Poultry Princess

Olivia Velthuis, a 15-year-old Anne Arundel County 4-Her and a native of Crownsville, has been in her local livestock club for five years. She has raised market hogs, turkeys, and chickens and hopes to have a market lamb at this year’s Anne Arundel County Fair. This past year, Olivia was named poultry princess at the Anne Arundel County Fair, where her animal projects and artwork also won awards. Olivia is a member of the 4-H Maryland State Council, where she aids her community by working on a team with the other members on the Public Issues Committee. Olivia has a brother and sister in 4H and her mother has worked for the United States Department of Agriculture for over 27 years.

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