Rushville Republican

October 15, 2013

Poultry workshop Thursday


Rushville Republican

---- — Rush County 4-H Poultry will hold a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Root Building at the Rush County Fairgrounds, 1301 N. Sexton Street, Rushville. The workshop is free and open to the public. All knowledge levels are welcome and there will be something for everyone.

To some people, being called a chicken is an insult. To Twain Lockhart, (aka Mr. Cluck), it is a compliment. Twain has more than 40 years of experience raising and handling chickens, starting as a youngster in 4-H and FFA. He studied animal husbandry and has 17+ years of experience as a feed store owner, specializing in poultry feed. Today, Twain (Mr. Cluck) is a poultry specialist for Nutrena Feeds and loves to talk turkey (and duck, or chicken or pheasant or quail) about poultry. Mr. Cluck brings a very practical, hands-on approach to raising chickens and enjoys helping others with their “chicken addictions.” Come and and learn from his presentation Thursday.

Do-It Yourself First Aid & Care for Chickens

• Maintenance – wing clipping, nail/beak trimming, dusting for parasites

• Common ailments and cures

• How to tell if your chickens are laying

• Physical injuries/treatment

• De-worming

• Question and Answer session