St. Lucie County UF/IFAS Extension OffersBest Management Practices for Backyard Chickens Sept. 9

St. Lucie County UF/IFAS Extension OffersBest Management Practices for Backyard Chickens Sept. 9

St Lucie County, Fl – Back by popular demand, the St. Lucie County UF/IFAS Extension staff is once again offering a Best Management Practices for Backyard Chickens Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the UF/IFAS Hurricane House, 8350 Picos Road in Fort Pierce.

Commercial Horticulture Agent and Extension Director Grantly Ricketts will teach participants about the best breeds of chickens that produce the most eggs per year as well as best management practices, including light requirements, water and feed.

The cost to attend is $10 per person. To register, visit:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/best-management-practices-for-backyard-chickens-tickets-641495198407?aff=oddtdtcreator. For questions about this program, contact Grantly Ricketts at 772-462-2847 or gricketts@ufl.edu.

Residents should check with their municipal codes/ordinances or homeowners’ association rules before purchasing live chickens, as they are prohibited in some areas. Residents in the unincorporated area of St. Lucie County (outside city limits) are allowed to have backyard chickens, except for those living in the River Park subdivision. For more information, visit: www.stlucieco.gov/chickens.

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