Hatching a Plan for Chickens?

Introductory course set for Oct. 1

Whether you dream of owning a few or a flock, Raising Backyard Chickens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Putnam Valley Grange will cover all the basics, from choosing a coop to understanding breeds and, most important, protecting the birds from predators.

Man's second best friend (photo provided)

Man’s second best friend (photo provided)

The Grange is holding a Live Poultry & Farm Animal Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the same day, so participants can go home with new feathered friends. To register for the workshop, visit putnamvalleygrange.org. The fee is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. The Grange Hall is located on Peekskill Hollow Road at Mill Street.

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