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. You will also learn how to care for a mature, dual-purpose flock to produce eggs and meat.
Topics discussed in the class include:
- reasons to raise chickens and other poultry
- selecting a breed to raise
- poultry housing and equipment
- daily care
- egg production and how to maintain a productive flock
- flock health
- feeds and feeding
- reproducing chickens to sustain your flock from year to year
Although the class will focus primarily on raising chickens, we will also give a brief overview of other types of poultry, including ducks, geese, turkeys and guineas.
This class involves both classroom-based and hands-on instruction.
Weather permitting, the 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. with a 1-hour break for lunch.
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.