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North Fork Hen House Tour @ Cornell Horticultural

June 15, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


North Fork Hen House Tour

Saturday, June 15th, 2013
10:00am – 3:00pm | $5
A self-guided tour of North Fork hen houses is being planned for Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The purpose of the tour is to raise awareness of backyard poultry, to celebrate hometown hen houses, and to share enthusiasm for raising chickens.
The tour will be self-guided; visitors will be given a map with directions to each of the locations and then they can pick and choose which places that they want to visit. Participants will pick up their maps at Cornell Universitys Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center
at 3059 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901. There will be a $5 fee per vehicle to obtain a map; this fee will help to pay for the printing of maps and advertising costs.
In Riverhead, some of the stops on the tour include a small family-run farm that sells eggs and chickens all year, a supplier of baby chicks, a farm raising chickens organically, and families who raise chickens for the fresh eggs.
In Southold you can visit a homeowner who has a homemade hen house with a green roof, the Harbes Family Farm, and more families who raise chickens for fun.
The interest in raising backyard chickens has exploded in the past 5 years and the east end of Long Island has its share of beautiful chickens. This Hen House Tour is being organized to celebrate hometown chickens and to demonstrate how rewarding it is as an earth-friendly practice that supports living a sustainable lifestyle.
If you would like to participate on the tour, or if you have a hen house that you are especially proud of and are willing to be one of the sites on the tour, please call Dr. Bridgen from Cornell at 631-727-3595 or email him at

Please note that we are proud that Talmage Farm Agway will be one of the stops on this great tour!


June 15, 2013
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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