Backyard Chicken Keeping
An accessible introduction for anyone who’s interested in raising backyard hens! The class will cover all of the basics of caring for baby chicks and adult chickens in an urban or suburban setting. Class includes instructional handouts, resource list, and a video tour of an urban backyard barnyard. Instructor will bring a couple of hens into the classroom, and students will have the opportunity to hold and examine them.
The topics covered include:
- Choosing the perfect chickens (best breeds and how/where to purchase)
- Chick care
- Housing and fencing
- Chicken maintenance & common challenges
- Winter care
- All about the eggs
- Financial considerations (initial investment and ongoing costs)
- Livestock licensing process
Cost = $35 (includes instructional handouts)
Click on links below for more information and to register:
Sunday, February 2nd at 9:00
Saturday, April 19th at 2:00
Sunday, June 8th at 2:00
Sunday, August 17th at 2:00
Saturday, November 8th at 9:00
Instructor = Sundari
Reviews for Backyard Chicken Keeping:
“What a great class! We learned so much and feel so much more confident and motivated about entering the world of chicken keeping. Thanks so much for an interesting and informative class.” –Jennifer P.
“This class was a wonderful introduction to backyard chickens. I learned so much, and seeing the chickens (and getting to hold one) was great. I appreciated the “resource list” provided at the end, to show me where to go next (books, feed stores, web sites, in person, etc.) for more information. I highly recommend this class to anyone thinking about getting chickens.” –Jenny L.