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Rotational Pasture Series: Laying Hens
Monday, July 20 | 2 – 2:30 p.m.
Starting a pasture rotational system can be challenging. In this three-part series, you will meet three farmers who have spent their beginning farming years creating processes to make a regenerative pasture system work for their farms.
In part 2, we’ll learn how Susan is raising laying hens on pasture as part of her silvopasture system. With the help of a movable chicken coop and temporary fencing, she is able to rotate her laying hens across the pasture. Susan will lead a virtual tour of her chicken coop set-up and share tips for raising poultry rotationally on pasture.
The Farm: Susan Young owns and operates Lucky Star Farm, located on a 20-acre stretch of land on the outskirts of Iowa City, Iowa. The farm is home to about 100 chickens, a small flock of turkeys, a dozen Nigerian dwarf goats and a trio of dogs and llamas. Susan is dedicated to organic practices and currently offers pasture-raised eggs year-round, along with turkeys for the holidays.
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Note: You may attend all events in the series, or pick the ones you’re most interested in.
Format: Virtual Field Day (#2 of Series)
Platform: Facebook Live
This field day is sponsored by Premier 1 Supplies.
This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2017-01761-12301075. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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