Spring 2013 Classes

In partnership with the Columbia Career Center I’ll be teaching three classes this spring. 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

February 21, 2013 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. I have so much fun with this class. It is always super engaging. Little Georgia always has a good time clucking at us.

Chicken Coop Construction

March 7, 2013 from 6-8 pm

In this 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 been thinking about doing a mini coop tour with this class or having it at a location with a coop. I’ll see how interest pans out before decided in anything.

Chicken Health and Preventative Care

March 14, 2013 from 6-8:30 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 run through a bunch of diseases/parasites at first that can be kinda boring, then I try to make up for it.

Can’t wait to see you!

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