On August 16, 2017

Billings Farm pays homage to poultry at Heritage Chicken Days

Courtesy of BFM

A staff member of Billings Farm & Museum holds a chicken with whom guests can get up close and personal.

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 19-20—WOODSTOCK— Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, is featuring Heritage Chicken Days on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A variety of heritage chicken breeds will be featured, including threatened and rare breeds like the Blue Andalusian and Buff Laced Polish. All are protected breeds of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, a nonprofit membership organization working to conserve over 180 historic breeds of livestock and poultry and maintain genetic diversity.

Heritage Chicken Days will feature programs and information about each breed’s unique traits, plus interesting facts about chicken and eggs. Chicken-themed activities and programs for children will include make-it-and-take-it crafts and games.

Admission includes all activities and programs, the operating dairy farm, farm life exhibits, the restored and furnished 1890 Farm House, plus the 31st Annual Quilt Exhibition.  The Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12. There is an admission fee. For information, call 802-457-2355 or visit billingsfarm.org.

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