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Wild Willow Farm & Education Center

2550 Sunset Avenue

San Diego, CA 92154

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What came first, the chicken or the egg? Well, we might not be able to answer this question but you will learn enough to keep egg-laying chickens in your own backyard!

We will cover:

  • rules and regulations on keeping chickens
  • building coops and how to keep predators out
  • chicken society and roosters
  • Basic health, feed, and care of your chicks and chickens (including common flu/diseases)
  • chicken breeds (that suit your needs), livestock conservatory, and buying guidelines
  • Proper egg storage and what to do with your surplus
  • Some less common breeds will be brought in and wing clipping will be demonstrated!

A tour of the Wild Willow Farm chickens and their role in sustainability will also be included.

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After Stephanie and Mitch got married, they became interested in farming and sustainability. They started a small family farm in Ramona (Credo Farm) and teach classes on animal rearing, processing, and more. Driven by their passion, they very much love community outreach and educating others about sustainability. They are involved with local 4H and their children raise and show chickens, ducks, and rabbits. Stephanie and Mitch live with the intention to raise as much of their own food as possible. They are proud of the environment they provide for their animals that fosters their natural behaviors and enables them to live a happy life.

Mitch is a process engineer and has an engineering degree from UCR. He is a search and rescue volunteer for San Diego County and therefore spends a lot of time outdoors.

Stephanie has a Masters degree in education and was formerly a Special Education teacher. She now stays at home homeschooling their four children and manages the family farm.

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