Raising Poultry

Poultry, because they are small, relatively inexpensive and easy to start raising, are an excellent way to begin raising livestock on your farm or homestead.

  • Raising Poultry
    An Introduction to Raising Poultry
    In this introductory class you will learn the practical knowledge and skills needed to raise your first flock of chickens, beginning with either baby chicks or fertile eggs. You will also learn how to care a mature, dual-purpose flock to produce eggs and meat.
  • Raising Poultry
    Chicken Breeding Basics
    Breeding poultry allows you to adapt and improve breeds. If you’ve always wanted to start your own breeding flock, this 1-day class will give you the basics of how to start.


  • Raising Poultry
    Poultry “Boot Camp” (3-day)
    This 3-day course covers everything  you’ll need to know to begin raising poultry for both meat and eggs. And there’s plenty of hands-on instruction to give you the confidence to get started. You’ll learn everything that we cover in our Introduction to Raising Poultry course plus receive additional hands-on training and learn how to process and cook heritage poultry.


  • Geese
    Raising All Kinds of Poultry
    Learn about raising common types of poultry — including chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, geese and ducks — their advantages and challenges, and where they fit on the small farm or family homestead. (1-day workshop).


  • Turkeys
    Raising Turkeys

    This 1-day workshop will give you what you need to begin raising turkeys for meat.

    Prerequisite: A basic, working knowledge of how to raise chickens.