University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free online overview of raising backyard poultry from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, via Zoom, according to a news release from the UMaine Extension in Orono.

Designed for the beginning or prospective backyard and small-scale poultry producers, participants can gain a general understanding of providing for housing, health, and nutrition needs; varieties of waterers and lighting options; and different poultry breeds for meat and egg production.

UMaine Extension livestock specialist Colt Knight will lead the program.

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eFor more information, contact Becky Gray at 781-6099 or [email protected].