Fall 2012 Classes

In partnership with the Columbia Career Center I’ll be teaching three classes this fall. This is a great opportunity for you to ask all those pesky questions you haven’t been able to find answers to. I really love teaching these classes! So many good questions from people eager to learn, who are as interested as I am in having happy, healthy hens!

Class size is small so sign up as soon as you can.

Urban Hens 101

October 18, 2012 from 6 to 8:30 pm

If you’re new to chickens, then this is the class for you! We’ll discuss everything from day old chick care, raising hens in the city, breed selection, coop and brooder ideas, to feed requirements and egg laying expectations.

Chicken Health and Preventative Care

October 29th, 2012 from 6-9 pm

Chickens make wonderful pets for the backyard gardener, but they have unique needs. This class will teach you how to raise healthy chickens in a backyard environment, discuss the factors to look for when acquiring birds, how to treat many of the common ailments you’ll encounter, and offer ideas for preventative care.

I’ve heard quite a number of stories about sick hens in Columbia this summer, if you want to know how to take care of your flock this is the class for you!

Chicken Coop Construction

November 6, 2012 from 6-9 pm

In this 3 hours workshop you will learn the essential components of building a well functioning chicken coop, common physical characteristics, and the requirement for a safe coop. I’ll also share information on where and what kinds of free materials you’ll be able to find around Columbia.  You will finish the class by viewing pictures of local coops and (if we have time) sketching out some design ideas for your own back yard. We won’t actually be constructing a coop, just discussing and viewing ideas.

I’ve heard quite a number of stories about sick hens in Columbia this summer, if you want to know how to take care of your flock this is the class for you!

I’m really excited about this!

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