Nevins Farm Equine & Farm Center

"Starting Your Own Backyard Flock" Lecture

New date added for the popular practicum!  Join us at the Nevins Farm chicken coop on Saturday, May 24th - register now as space is limited!


Please join the MSPCA for these special lecture and practicum events!  Lecutres offered at both Nevins Farm in Methuen and at Angell in Boston.

This program is intended for animal professionals, farm bird enthusiasts, and members of the public who want to learn more about caring for and establishing a backyard poultry flock.  Practicums will offer a unique opportunity for hands-on learning in the Nevins Farm chicken coop!

Lecture topics covered will include how to establish a successful flock, nutrition and housing, free roaming flocks, basic handling and safety.  Lectures will be presented by Melissa Ghareeb and Pam Nixon, Barn Manager and Assistant Barn Manager at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm.

Lecutres:      Sunday, March 9
                   12 - 3pm:    
                   350 S Huntington, Boston, MA 02130

                   Sunday, February 23
                   12 - 3pm
                   Nevins Farm
                   Rogers Education & Training Room
                   Noble Family Adoption Center
                   (large yellow building)
                   400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844

Practicums:  Saturday, March 8
                   Sunday, April 6
                   Sunday, May 4
                   Saturday, May 24
                   All practicums will take place at the chicken coop at Nevins Farm from 10am - 1pm

Registration costs for the lecture or practicum is a $10 donation each.  The practicum is capped at 6 attendees for each date and requires pre-registration online.
For questions about registration, please contact Julia Pesek at or (978) 687-7453 x 6161.  Lectures may be subject to change.

To see some of our adoptable animals, including our barn birds, click here.