All about the egg, store bought vs. pasture raised (we will crack a store bought egg vs. pastured egg side by side to show signs of nutrition, freshness and fertility)
Overview of breeds of chickens, choosing the right breeds for your back yard be it breeds for pets, strong egg producers, meat producers, or dual purpose. (A handout covering all of these breeds will be provided)
Brooding chicks (including all equipment needed).
Building and or purchasing a predator proof coop with a chickens well being and optimal comfort in mind.
Equipment for feeding and watering your chickens.
Correct feed for the various stages of your chickens life, where to get it and how to properly store it.
Proper bedding for your coop, how to clean your coop and sustainable reuse of the bedding from the coop.
Setting yourself up for success in how you relate to your flock and daily interactions.
Normal chicken behavior vs. basic signs of illness.