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U of A Small Flock Poultry Short Course April 13 & 14 6-8 pm MDT.

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Peavey Mart presents U of A Small Flock Poultry Short Course, a virtual workshop with Dr. Frank Robinson, Dr. Teryn Girard & Kerry Nadeau

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This four hour course is offered over two consecutive evenings - Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 - 8 pm.

Learn about choosing the right breed of chicken for your small farm, building or buying a coop, planning to over-winter your birds, chicken anatomy & egg laying, proper biosecurity practices, how to recognize and treat common poultry disease and more! Listen and learn from our world-class experts and bring your questions for a Q & A session at the end of each session. There is something for everyone, from first time chick buyers to seasoned farmers . Chicken lover that just wants to learn more? This course is for you too!

The 4-hour Small Flock Poultry course is designed and presented by Dr. Frank Robinson, Ph.D, Dr.Teryn Girard, DVM, MSc and Kerry Nadeau, BSc. It is made up of 10 modules and topics include:

1. Introduction to Small Flock Poultry Production

2. Types and Breeds of Chickens

3. Sourcing Eggs, Chicks and Adult Chickens

4. Reproduction in Chickens

5. Incubation

6. Digestion

7. Feeds and Feeding

8. Housing

9. Biosecurity

10. Poultry Disease Management

FRANK ROBINSON, Ph.D. is a Professor and Special Adviser to the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta. He holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture (University of Saskatchewan), a M.Sc. in Poultry Science (Virginia Tech) and a Ph.D. in Animal Reproduction (University of Guelph).

Since 1986 he has been teaching and conducting research in areas of animal and poultry science (management and reproductive physiology). He has presented over 400 workshops on poultry management to producers, locally, nationally and internationally. He was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame (2006), was awarded a 3M National Teaching Fellowship (2007) and is a Fellow of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (2007) and the Poultry Science Association “Fellow” (2008).

Dr. TERYN GIRARD, DVM, MSc, graduated from the University of Calgary school of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to vet school, Dr. Teryn obtained a Masters of Science in poultry behaviour with application to animal welfare.

Currently, Dr. Teryn is working throughout Alberta with at Prairie Swine Health Services - she is enjoying getting to know Alberta poultry farmers, practicing pig, chicken, and turkey veterinary medicine, and helping teach workshops on how to perform post mortems, humane euthanasia, and bird welfare.

KERRY NADEAU, BSc, graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. in Agriculture. She is the manager of the poultry research unit at the University of Alberta and has over 20 years of experience in nutrition research, incubation, brooding and bird management.

Online delivery of this course allows folks to participate from all over Alberta and the rest of Canada. Thank you to Peavey Mart for presenting and sponsoring our program! Proceeds from the U of A Small Flock Poultry Short Course will go towards the U of A Heritage Chicken Program, which exists to preserve and protect rare poultry breed genetics. Visit heritagechickens.ualberta.ca for more information!

About Peavey Industries LP

Peavey Industries LP is proudly 100% Canadian owned and is the parent company to three corporate retail brands comprising a total of 92 stores spanning five provinces. “Canada’s Largest Farm and Ranch Retailer” maintains 49 TSC Stores in Ontario, 40 Peavey Mart stores across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, and 3 MainStreet Hardware stores in Alberta. Peavey Industries retail outlets have been serving their loyal customers since 1967.

In early 2020, Peavey Industries LP acquired the Master License of Ace Brand in Canada along with the agreements in place for the supply and distribution of products and marketing services to 107 Dealer-owned retail outlets operating under the Ace Hardware, Ace Building Centre and Ace Country & Garden banners in Canada.

For more information about Peavey Industries LP and their brands, please email marketing@peaveyindustries.com.

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