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FEEDING FOOD SCRAPS TO LAYING HENS

393 Stannard Mtn. Rd
Greensboro Bend, VT

CALLING ALL POULTRY FARMERS!
Farm Tours & Management Practices Discussion: Feeding Food Scraps to Laying Hens

For the last year and a half we have been evaluating the viability of feeding a food scrap-based compost to laying
hens with the support of a USDA SARE grant. Join us for farm tours and discussion addressing the opportunities and
challenges in using discarded food scraps as part of a compost forage for laying hens. Tours of the layer operations
at Black Dirt Farm (Stannard) and Vermont Compost Company (Montpelier).

Topics include:
- Layer Operations
- Food Scrap Collection Equipment
- Food Scrap Handling & Feeding
- Productivity, Egg Quality, Pathogens
- Labor, Costs

Info (802) 745-8006
www.blackdirtfarm.com