K-State will offer its first Poultry Day on June 29, 2019. Pullets raised by K-State students can be pre-ordered and picked up that day in conjunction with Poultry Day. | Download this photo.
K-State to host first-ever Poultry Day
Pullet sale, presentations and lunch are part of June 29 event
April 15, 2019
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University will host its first-ever Poultry Day, Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Stanley Stout Center in Manhattan, Kansas. The event will include the K-State Pullet Sale, informational presentations, a free lunch and assistance from extension poultry specialist Scott Beyer in relation to small flock management.
Raised by K-State students for spring class projects, egg-type pullets in the sale will be ready to lay (16-17 weeks old) and fully vaccinated. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but all must be pre-ordered by filling out an online form. All pullets will be released June 29.
The sale will offer several types of birds, including brown birds that are a hybrid-type, similar to a New Hampshire Reds. They lay brown-shelled eggs, are tame, friendly and make great backyard birds. The sale will also feature white-feathered, white-egg-shell type hybrids that are smaller and can produce more eggs on less feed.
Questions about the pullet sale can be emailed to email@example.com or call K-State’s Poultry and Gamebird Research Farm at 785-539-5041.
The informative sessions will start at 11:30 a.m. with “How to Manage Your New Pullets” followed by a noon omelet lunch. At 1:30 p.m. a presentation, “Health Care for Small Flocks” is planned.
The registration deadline for K-State Poultry Day is June 15. No purchase of pullets is required to attend the workshop and there is no charge for Poultry Day presentations or lunch but reservations are required by using the online form at http://bit.ly/ksupullets. Forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations can also be made by contacting Kevin Snell at 785-532-1281.
“It is very important that all transport cages and trailers be completely clean to be biosecure,” Beyer said. “The birds must be transported in pens that provide for the welfare of the birds.”