Duck Pick Up Day

The market ducks are scheduled to arrive on Thursday July 22, 2021!  Please be at Heritage Country Store located on Third Street in Marietta from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.  Market duck exhibitors should have their pens ready for the new arrivals.  Please bring a box or carrier for your ducks to transport them home.  We will not have extra boxes to give you.  Stop by the counter at Heritage for any supplies or feed you need for your new ducks.  For questions please email hartline.24@osu.edu or shaw.524@osu.edu.  Our office will be relocating next week and we will have limited phone and email service during that time.  You may also utilize our facebook page to send messages and we will keep you posted as the ducks arrive.

Chicken Pick Up Date

The chicks will be arriving this week on Thursday July 8!  Please have your pens ready at home and meet us at Heritage Country Store on Third Street in Marietta from 3-4:30pm.  We will be posting on facebook when they arrive, please bring a box to transport them home in and practice social distancing.  For questions call us at 740-376-7431

Chicken & Duck Pickup Dates

The Market Chickens and Market Ducks have been ordered.  The birds will be shipping out in July.  Members need to have their facilities or pens ready to go in July and look to pick up their market chickens on July 7 and the market ducks on July 21.  Please hold these dates and be ready to meet us at Heritage Country Store on Third Street in Marietta.  Please look for a post closer to the dates to be sure the pick up day is the same.  We will be working with the hatchery to determine a pick up date and time.  More information to come.  For questions please contact the extension office at 740-376-7431.

Hold the Dates- Poultry Pick Up

The Market Chickens and Market Ducks have been ordered.  The birds will be shipping out in July.  Members need to have their facilities or pens ready to go in July and look to pick up their market chickens on July 8 and the market ducks on July 22.  Please hold these dates and be ready to meet us at Heritage Country Store on Third Street in Marietta.  Please look for a post closer to the dates to be sure the pick up day is the same.  We will be working with the hatchery to determine a pick up date and time.  More information to come.  For questions please contact the extension office at 740-376-7431.

Backyard Poultry Production – May 25

There will be virtual poultry clinic for youth focusing on backyard production coming up on Tuesday, May 25th at 6:30pm. See the attached flyer for more information, or visit https://u.osu.edu/growingfranklin/2021/05/11/backyard-poultry-production-webinar-on-tuesday-may-25th-2021-630pm/. All youth of any age are invited to attend – please share with anyone who may be interested.

2021 Backyard Poultry Clinic

Free Backyard Poultry Class on Diseases

There will be a virtual class event on Top Ten Diseases of Backyard Poultry on Tuesday March 16th @ 7:00pm. This class is free and open to the public so bring your friends and your questions. Registration for this webinar is required and the link is below.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time
Topic: Top 10 Backyard Poultry Diseases

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GMQHe9smToiyLJOvJpCBzg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

ChickQuest Reservations Being Accepted

The Washington County OSU Extension Office is now taking reservations for their chickquest program and incubators.  Teachers and educators can call the office or email Kathryn at hartline.24@osu.edu to reserve an incubator and supplies.  Chick Quest, a Classroom Journey through the Life Cycle of Chickens, is a 4-H SET School Enrichment program that challenges students to use Science, Engineering, and Technology to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg.  From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences.