Workshop: Backyard Chicken-Keeping
Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Cruz, CA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited. There will only be 25 brooder kits/chick flocks available.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
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).
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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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 email@example.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.