Backyard Chickens: Beginner's Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens
This workshop is for those people who are new to keeping backyard chickens in the suburbs. Be it planning to get chickens or already having them, this workshop will provide a comprehensive overview to ensure the keeping of backyard chickens is easy and fun.
The main topics we will cover are: why have backyard chickens, the council regulations in your area, the ‘Free range vs caged chickens’ debate, options for housing, and looking after the health of your chickens. We’ll discuss various breeds & their features as well as many tips and tricks for making it easy and fun. There will also be time for any questions you may have.
At the end of the workshop you’ll have a clear idea of the next steps for furthering your experience in keeping backyard chickens.
For anyone with more extensive knowledge and experience or those wishing to further expand on the basics of keeping backyard chickens, the 2nd workshop in this series is “Backyard Chickens: How to Make the Most of your Coop".
Backyard Chickens: How to Make the Most of your Coop
Have you had backyard chickens for a while and now wish to expand your enjoyment ?
Hatching, dispatching, recycling, composting, growing your own chicken food... the options are endless ! This is the workshop for you.
The main topics we will cover are: problem solving, council regulations, renewing the flock, predators & freeloaders, nutrition, making the most of the manure, and there'll be time for your questions.
At the end of the course you’ll have a clear idea of the next steps for furthering your experience in keeping backyard chickens.
The Joys of Composting
This workshop is for those people who are wishing to explore various forms of composting that not only recycles their food and household waste but also can make the most of the manure from their backyard chickens.
The main topics we'll cover are: dealing with chicken waste, Composting options (various types of bins, work farming, what goes in, what stays out, lasagne styles, harvesting and its use. We'll have plenty of time for questions and ideas for your own specific composting needs and interests.