Virtual Flock Talk: Getting Started with Chickens

Event Details

Event Date

Tuesday, February 23rd 12:00pm


Tuesday, February 23rd 1:00pm


Live on Wilco Stores Facebook

Reservation Required




Virtual Flock Talk


Are you interested in raising your own flock? Maybe you recently started and want to learn more, or you are a seasoned vet but want to pick up some new tips and tricks. We are excited to present a Live Virtual Flock Talk on Tuesday February 23rd at 12:00pm PST. Learn how to get started with chickens from Purina’s own Patrick Biggs a Senior Nutritionist and Companion Animal Technical Solutions Expert.

What you can expect to learn:

• The process of brooding and raising chicks
• What to feed them
• What is best for their health and safety
• What to expect from your chickens

Special Gift & Exclusive Offer to all attendees!

Who is Presenting:
Patrick Biggs
Senior Nutritionist and Companion Animal Technical Solutions

More about the Presenter:
It started with a college job at the pet store. Patrick brought home a cockatiel and from then on, he was all birds all the time, going on to specialize in poultry nutrition.

And we’re glad. Because as passionate as backyard flock owners are, the modern chicken is not as easy to manage as the chickens our grandparents kept. Patrick helps people sort fact from fiction to keep their chickens happy, healthy and productive. He guides flock fanatics on oyster shells and chick treats, brown vs. white and caring for an older hen that’s become a pet.

Patrick holds a Masters and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There, he looked at different ways to manage flocks without antibiotics. He continues the work at Purina by developing feeds with prebiotics and probiotics to keep birds healthy.