Backyard Chicken Keeping
May 16, 2012
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The Farmers’ Museum is celebrating the upcoming publication of Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State by Dr. Cynthia Falk, a cooperative venture between The Farmers’ Museum and Cornell University Press. Join us for a series of lectures that showcases some of the resources and academic work on farming.
May 16, 2012
You don’t have to be a farmer to keep chickens. Terry Golson has more than fifteen years of experience keeping a small flock of laying hens in her backyard that supply eggs for her family’s table. In this slideshow and lecture, Terry will share everything you need to get started with your own chickens. She’ll cover selecting the right breed for you, housing, feed, and how to keep them healthy. Terry will talk about chicken behavior, predators, and daily chores. She’ll show you how she composts the manure and makes use of it in her gardens.
Through her website, live streaming cams, and blog at HenCam.com, Terry Golson shares her chickens and knowledge with a worldwide audience. She’s appeared on television with her hens, including on The Martha Stewart Show, and has been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles. She’s the author of several cookbooks, including The Farmstead Egg Cookbook, and also a picture book starring her hens, Tillie Lays an Egg.