Course Description

Backyard Chicken Keeping: Getting Started | Discover all of the joys and benefits or raising chickens in your backyard. Explore best practices to get started, recommended breeds, the proper care and feeding of chickens, housing, common health issues, and methods to keep your fresh eggs fresh. $54 includes $15 fee. Note: Instructor has years of experience as a healthy-chicken farmer.

Learner Outcomes

Describe the development of chickens from hatching to adulthood. Identify the proper housing and shelter to raise healthy chickens and discuss the local guidelines parameters for the structures. Discuss dual purpose chicken breeds and list the breeds best known for egg production. Define a daily routine and best practices for hygiene and flock safety. List common health issues of backyard chickens and best practices to manage them.
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