MURPHYSBORO, Ill.— Diversify your egg production through a heritage chickens workshop on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at the Jackson County Extension office. Green, brown, tan, red, pink, and blue, not to mention all the shades in between - this is how you could describe the colors of your daily egg collection! There is a diverse range of heritage breeds for laying as well as meat birds. Whether you are looking to add to your farm stand or add to your personal flock, this program will make you want to collect them all!

The workshop will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Different heritage breeds and their eggs
  • Selecting healthy chickens or young chickens
  • Different coops, including moveable coops
  • How to feed chickens for egg production

This program will begin at 5:30 p.m., at the Jackson County Extension Office at 402 Ava Rd., Murphysboro, IL 62966. There is also an option to attend this program online.

Register at or call (618) 687-1727. Please indicate whether you are attending this program in person or remotely.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, please contact Maggie Ray at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

WRITER: Heather Willis, marketing and communications coordinator,, (618) 357-2126

SOURCE: Maggie Ray, local foods and small farms extension program coordinator,, (618) 687-1727

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