Backyard Chickens Go to Antique Tractor Show

Chickens in coop at backyard chickens program at Gill Park. Photo: KCMGA.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Kaufman County Master Gardeners once again participated in the Gill Park Antique Tractor Show, an annual event held at Gill Park in Terrell.  This year, they brought “Backyard Chickens,” the popular program from their Spring Seminar.

Jeff Raska, Texas A&M AgriLife Poultry Educator for Dallas County, discussed selecting appropriate breeds of chickens for the backyard coop, how to be a good neighbor while raising city chickens, characteristics of a good coop, and other important factors to consider when making the decision on whether backyard chickens are for you.

Jeff Raska, Texas A&M AgriLife Poultry Educator for Dallas County, talks about backyard chickens at the Antique Tractor Show. Photo: KCMGA.
Master Gardeners at registration table for Backyard Chickens in Gill Park. Left to right: Dianne Kaufman, Debbie Gamble, Hilde Smith, Mary Dean and Marlene Ballard. Photo: KCMGA.
Master Gardeners at registration table for Backyard Chickens in Gill Park. Left to right: Dianne Kaufman, Debbie Gamble, Hilde Smith, Mary Dean and Marlene Ballard. Photo: KCMGA.

Contact Us

Please complete the form.  Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). We will reply in 2 to 3 business days.