Nevins Farm Equine & Farm Center

"Starting Your Own Backyard Flock" Lecture

      Photo credit to Jo-Anne McArthur courtesy of the
      New England Anti-Vivisection Society.

Please join the MSPCA at Nevins Farm for these special lecture and practicum events!

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.  The lecture will be presented by Pam Nixon, Assistant Barn Manager at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm.

Lecture:       Sunday, March 22 (***rescheduled snow date***)
                   1:30 - 4:30pm
                   Nevins Farm
                   Noble Family Adoption Center
                   (large yellow building)
                   400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844

Practicums:  Saturday, March 7
                   Sunday, March 22
                   Saturday, April 11
                   Sunday, April 19
                   Saturday, May 16
                   Sunday, May 31
                   All practicums will take place at the chicken coop at Nevins Farm from 10am - 1pm

Registration costs for the lecture is $20, $10 for the practicum.  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. 

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