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Workshop: Backyard Chicken-Keeping

Love Apple Farms

Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

Workshop: Backyard Chicken-Keeping

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Student Ended $110.00 $3.74
Family Member of Student Ended $20.00 $1.49

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2011 Class Dates Now Scheduled! ChickensbyHammer-Lahav
Come to Love Apple Farm and learn all about backyard chickens, then take home baby chicks!

Even city dwellers can keep a few laying hens in their yards.  Most city ordinances allow it. Students will take home three live chicks - after learning how to care for them. Class participants also receive a brooder starter kit containing heat lamp system, feeder, waterer, bedding, and chick feed.


You will receive plans on building a simple yet predator-proof coop. You need not build the coop prior to class; your chicks will be fine with your take-home brooder kit until a proper coop can be built. Class limited to those 8 years and older.

You will receive female chicks (they do not crow) and each one will lay a different colored egg: green, white, or brown. Hens do not require a rooster in order to lay eggs.


If you'd like more than three chicks, it may be possible to purchase more on the day of the class. Three laying hens make up a pretty good flock for a family of four, and should give about two dozen eggs a week. (Adult hen photo by Eran Hammer-Lahav and chick photo courtesy Scott Laney).

The class is held at Love Apple Farm in Santa Cruz, California.  Click here for farm directions and a map. If you've got questions before you register, you may contact us at loveapplefarm@gmail.com.

Space is limited.  There will only be 25 brooder kits/chick flocks available.


Class Date: October 1 (Saturday) 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This class is also offered on March 6 (Sunday), May 14 (Saturday), and July 16 (Sunday).

Tuition: $45

Materials Fee: $65

Each additional person in family or your group: $20 (Their fee is payable at the door - limit two).

Please review our class cancellation policy in case you cannot attend your scheduled event.

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If the workshop dates don't work for you, if the class is full, or if you'd like to request that another class be added, please email us and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Love Apple Farm gift certificates can be used toward classes, seedlings and merchandise, They are available for purchase here.

Check out other classes at Love Apple Farm.

Have questions about Workshop: Backyard Chicken-Keeping? Contact Love Apple Farms

When & Where

Love Apple Farms
2317 Vine Hill Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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Love Apple Farms

Love Apple Farms is the exclusive kitchen garden for world recognized Manresa Restaurant.  In addition to growing delicious vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible flowers for Chef David Kinch, we are also dedicated to teaching folks how to up their game and lower their carbon footprint.  We also host monthly farm dinners and private events.  Email us at loveapplefarms@gmail.com for more info or to have us custom craft an on-the-farm experience for your family or work group.

Our extensive roster of gardening, preserving, and cooking classes holds interest for just about everyone. Gift certificates are also available.

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Workshop: Backyard Chicken-Keeping
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