Everything you need to know about successful chicken keeping
This is designed for people looking to get into keeping chickens in an urban/suburban environment.
Did you know....chickens can deal with pretty much all your food waste as well as most garden weeds without the needs for a composting system!
You'll learn the essentials of chook needs and behaviours, how to use them successfully as part of your garden/home plans, as well as different coop/run designs and proper maintenance of the coop/runs .
We will meet and greet with a cuppa, then cover the must-have chicken care knowledge in a 20 min class session (with a 20min Q&A at the end)
Learn about different techniques on coop and run designs
Answer the question "to free range or not to free range?"
Draw up some basic designs to fit different sizes of property.
After that, we'll go for a garden walk and go meet the chooks.
We may have time to dig out some chookie compost (to put on the garden) and cut some forage/mulch for the chooks. We may get to feed the chooks and collect eggs too!
You will learn
how to design, plan and build your own successful chicken run
the types of feed and materials the chickens need to live happily and without any stinky smells!
notes from the course (including links to pdf copies)