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FREE Farm & Garden Workshops

Ward Lumber, 697 Glen Road, Jay, NY

2020 Seminars

Raising Chickens as Layers 101

Presenter: Jay Ward

When: Tuesday, March 10 at 6pm

Where: Ward Lumber in Jay

Topics Covered:

-Choosing a breed


-Free Ranging

-Brooding do's and don'ts




Raising Meat Chickens 101

Presenter: Jay Ward

When: Weds, May 13 at 6:30p

Where: on Zoom register here

Topics Covered:

-Brooding Chicks

-General Care


-Harvest time


-Choosing a breed


-Free Ranging

Chicken Harvest Seminar

Presenter: Jay Ward at Asgaard Farm

When: TBD

Where: 74 Asgaard Way AuSable Forks, NY 12912

Topics Covered:

  • How to prepare BEFORE harvest day

  • Handling to minimize stress and eliminate bruising & breaking

  • Humane bleeding using cones

  • Scalding using a Featherman thermostatically controlled, propane scalder

  • Plucking using Featherman Pro Plucker

  • Evisceration using proper techniques

  • Packaging using shrink bags to reduce freezer burn

Other topics that will be reviewed are:

  • Housing using a chicken tractor on grass

  • Feeding & watering equipment 

This seminar costs $25/person. Attendees get a fresh chicken to bring home!

You must register ahead of time. Max 12 attendees.

Please pay within 7 days of registration.

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Malone, NY

3240 State Route 11
Malone, NY 12953

Phone: (518) 483-8888
Fax: (518) 483-2329

Sunday: 8am - 1pm
Mon-Fri: 7am - 5pm
Saturday: 7am - 3pm

Jay, NY
Building Supply Store

697 Glen Road
Jay, NY 12941

Phone: (518) 946-2216
Fax: (518) 946-1236

Sunday: 8am - 2pm
Mon-Fri: 7am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 2pm


697 Glen Road
Jay, NY 12941

Phone: (518) 946-2110
Fax: (518) 946-2188

Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Weekends: Closed
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