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Chicks on the Loose – Davidsonville

Apr 6th, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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…

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, we’ve got you covered! Join us for an informative and fun event to introduce you to the benefits of backyard chickens. There will be educational presentations regarding chicken health and nutrition as well as special crafts for kids. Last but not least, we will have our first week of chicks available for viewing and purchase.

Join us for Education, Fun and SAVINGS!

Event Schedule

  • 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.
  • 10:15-11am: Chicken Supplements: Do you need to supply extra calcium, grit and herbs for your flock? A seminar with Janet Garman
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Care and Management of Chicks, Ducks, and Layers A seminar with Chad Cash from Purina.

About the Speakers

Janet Garman, local author and farmer

Janet Garman is a farmer and freelance writer in Maryland. A career in writing began after the nest emptied. All the years of studying farm management and raising many species of livestock along with a full house of children led her to begin sharing her experience in a farm theme blog and website, timbercreekfarmer.com. Janet’s background includes a degree in large animal farm management and animal science from University of Maryland and decades of farm and homesteading experience. Her other books are Chickens from Scratch, Raising Your Own Chickens from Hatch to Egg Laying and Beyond, Habitat Housing for Rabbits, and Margarita and the Beautiful Gifts. She lives in Crownsville, Maryland.

Chad Cash, Purina Sales Specialist

Chad’s chicken knowledge goes way back – having grown up with small flocks of bantam chickens in both suburban and rural environments. Cash is a 1988 graduate of Penn State in Animal Production and has spent the last 30 years with Purina Animal Nutrition. He is married with two kids and runs 45 Angus cows with his father-in-law and family.

Vendors on Site

Ask questions and find out additional information about your backyard chickens from the following vendors:

  • Fluffy Layers
  • Lucerne Farms, Koop Clean
  • Backyard Chicken
  • Espoma SaniCare bedding
  • Healthy Hen
  • The Honest Worm
  • Purina
  • Timber Creek Farm