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New Paltz Agway
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800-520-1834 ext. 3
New Paltz Agway Announces 2010 Chick Days
Chicken Whisperer to Visit New Paltz to Share Poultry Raising Secrets
New Paltz, NY (March 29, 2010) –New Paltz Agway is pleased to announce 2010 Chick Days, providing poultry raising resources to New Paltz and surrounding communities. The popularity of raising poultry in both farms and urban backyards is sweeping the nation and providing chicken owners with healthier meat and eggs, homegrown food and fun pets. As part of their Chick Days, New Paltz Agway is hosting the Chicken Whisperer on Saturday, April 10, 2010. Andy Schneider, a.k.a. "The Chicken Whisperer" who is also a Purina Poultry Ambassador, will be conducting a Poultry Owner's Worshop from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at New Paltz Agway located at 145 Rt. 32 N. New Paltz, NY 12561. The event is free to the public.
“Farm families have known the joys of raising their own poultry for years, but people everywhere are beginning to realize the many benefits of raising poultry, even if it’s right in their backyards,” said Leigh Williams, owner of New Paltz Agway. “We are excited to help families get started with their own flocks, so they too can participate in the chicken raising trend.”
Throughout the duration of Chick Days, New Paltz Agway will have experts available to offer advice and guidance on how to raise chickens from freshly hatched chicks through laying, including details on proper nutrition to provide the best eggs. Chicken raising experts can learn new tips and beginners will learn the basics of starting their flocks.
“Last year’s Chick Days activities were such a success, we’re excited to introduce another round of people to raising their own poultry,” added Williams.
Paltz Agway will be providing special cost-savings on Certified Natural Start & Grow® or Flock Raiser® feed from Purina throughout Chick Days. Hatchlings will be available on a first come, first purchase basis.
“Chicken owners know their eggs are fresh and natural. They can be confident in the treatment of the meat they eat and can provide a fun activity for the whole family to get involved with,” said Andy Schneider, “The Chicken Whisperer” and Purina Poultry Ambassador. “For adults there’s a sense of pride and of self-sufficiency in raising your own food, and children learn responsibility and make a worthwhile contribution to the household by caring for the flock.”
Andy Schneider, better known as the Chicken Whisperer has become the go-to guy across the country for anything chickens. Over the years he has helped a countless number of people start their very own backyard flocks. He is not only a national radio personality, but also recognized as a Purina Poultry Ambassador and a contributor for Mother Earth News Magazine, Grit Magazine, and Farmers Almanac. He is the owner of Atlanta Pet Chickens, Classroom Chickens, and is the Founder/Organizer of the Atlanta Backyard Poultry Meetup Group that has quickly grown to over 875 local members! He has been featured on CNN, HLN, CBS, NBC, NPR, as well as in TIME Magazine, The Economist, USA Today, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, New Life Journal, and countless other local and national publications. To learn more please visit www.chickenwhisperer.net.
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