Monday, March 4, 2013

Chicken Chat Success!

On February 24 we hosted, along with SowShare, our first ever Backyard Hen Workshop. (Or, as I like to call it, Chicken Chat.)

The event was kept low key with only around 15 participants.  This bein my first "chicken lecture" I appreciated the intimate size of the crowd and it gave SowShare a comfort level in getting to know me and my workshop style.
Sarah discussing the pros and cons on baby chicks vs full grown hens.

The event covered a range of chicken topics:
  • Breed Selection - What breed will work best for a particular situation.
    • Noise
    • Temperament
    • Size
    • Egg production vs meat
  • Baby Chicks vs Full grown hens
  • Where to purchase your flock
  • Caring for Baby Chicks
  • Caring for Adult Hens
  • Coop Selection
    • Home-made vs store bought
    • Requirements
      • Size
      • Easy to clean
      • Ventilation
  • Free Ranging
    • Benefits
    • Dangers
  • Egg production
  • Bio Security.
Participants checking out the coop and meeting the ladies.

We were very please with the success of the event and more workshops will follow.  Our next event is scheduled for April 7th.

Come and see our next batch of Easter Peeps!
Felicia joining the after party.

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