Jon Alden

Hoover's Hatchery

Jonathan Alden is the breeder flock manager at Hoover’s Hatchery in Rudd, Iowa. He has a degree in poultry science from the University of Arkansas. While attending the university, he helped manage its heritage breed program on the research farm, and he was one of the “Bird Brains” who assisted the Heritage Poultry Conservancy and P. Allen Smith in promoting and conserving heritage breeds of poultry and waterfowl. At Hoover’s, he manages the chicken breeder program and helps with locating new breeds and strains (along with educating customers).

Jon will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Fair.


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Raising Chickens for Eggs and Meat Extended Workshop

During this interactive session, learn the common-sense basics of setting up for a breeder flock, as well as how to make good breeding decisions for creating birds that meet breed standard (while producing better meat and eggs in the process). The session includes hands-on instruction for handling live chickens for the purpose of breeding and evaluating birds. This workshop is sponsored by Manna Pro. Note: An extra pass is required for this workshop. Space is limited, get your passes today
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