Backyard Basics ‘Laying Hens 101′ program will be held April 27 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Backyard Basics program “Backyard Poultry: Laying Hens 101” from 9 a.m.-noon on April 27 at the AgriLife Extension office for Bexar County, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 212, San Antonio.

A Backyard Basics program on caring for laying hens will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Nov. 14. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

A program on backyard laying hens will be presented April 27 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in San Antonio. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

“This is a comprehensive introductory course for those who want to keep small flocks of laying hens, said Cheree Leita, AgriLife Extension agriculture youth educator, Bexar County. “Those attending will learn about many aspects of raising laying hens, including their feeding, care and egg production.”

Leita said the course is designed for people of all ages, and participants will receive all or most of the information needed to successfully keep chickens in their backyard.

The program will be presented by Dr. Craig C. Couflal, AgriLife Extension poultry specialist, poultry science department, Texas A&M University, College Station.

Registration fee is $20 payable at the door and RSVP is required. To RSVP, contact Angel Torres at 210 467-6575. For more information on the program, contact Leita at 210-467-6575 or c-leita@ag.tamu.edu.

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