University of Maine Cooperative Extension plans to offer a workshop for prospective and beginning small-scale meat and egg producers from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Penquis Higher Education Center, 50 Mayo St., Dover-Foxcroft.

“Winter Care of Backyard Poultry” topics include poultry breeds and their housing, health and nutrition needs. Various waterers and lighting options for winter will be shown, along with ideas for do-it-yourself poultry equipment.

UMaine Extension assistant professor and state livestock specialist Colt Knight will lead the workshop alongside Extension professor Donna Coffin.

The program is free; registration is required. To register, visit

An optional course book, “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens,” can be ordered for $20.

Face coverings, social distancing and no evidence of COVID-19 symptoms will be required. No food is allowed.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 207-564-3301 or email

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