An Introduction to Raising Poultry

Raising Poultry

1 day class

Raising chickens and other poultry for meat and eggs is an important step for the homestead.

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 for a mature, dual-purpose flock to produce eggs and meat.

Topics discussed in the class include the importance of raising chickens and other poultry, breed selection, housing and fencing, equipment, egg production, molting, egg care, diseases and parasites, feeds and feeding. We also give a brief overview of other types of poultry, including ducks, geese, turkeys and guineas. (For a more in-depth overview of other types of poultry, see our Raising All Kinds of Poultry class.)

This class involves both classroom-based and hands-on instruction.

This class will involve some outdoor activities. Please bring a wide-brimmed hat and wear long sleeves. Also, bring appropriate clothing for cold or inclement weather. No shorts or sandals, please.

This class is from 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

Note: Since our workshops are specifically designed for adults, an individual must be 18 years old to enroll in a class. All students should wear practical work clothes and shoes. For your safety, we ask that you do not wear shorts or sandals to a class you are attending.

All our classes close 24 hours before the class date with the exception of classes that start on Monday, which will close the Friday before. If there's a class that closed early that you'd like to attend, please call us at 254-754-9620 to check for availability.

Product Description

Raising chickens and other poultry for meat and eggs is an important step for the homestead.

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 for a mature, dual-purpose flock to produce eggs and meat.

Topics discussed in the class include the importance of raising chickens and other poultry, breed selection, housing and fencing, equipment, egg production, molting, egg care, diseases and parasites, feeds and feeding. We also give a brief overview of other types of poultry, including ducks, geese, turkeys and guineas. (For a more in-depth overview of other types of poultry, see our Raising All Kinds of Poultry class.)

This class involves both classroom-based and hands-on instruction.

This class will involve some outdoor activities. Please bring a wide-brimmed hat and wear long sleeves. Also, bring appropriate clothing for cold or inclement weather. No shorts or sandals, please.

This class is from 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, the materials fee for our classes is included in the registration cost.
2017
September
9
Sat
Sep. 9th
Total Registration Cost: $110
Status: Open
2018
March
17
Sat
Mar. 17th
Total Registration Cost: $110
Status: Open
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2018-03-17, 2017-09-09