Dec 12, 2015 Saturday

Backyard Chicken Keeping Basics

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Backyard chicken keeping is a rewarding pastime and a healthy, sustainable way to provide fresh eggs and/or meat for your family. Backyard chickens can also be put to work in the garden tilling, aerating, and fertilizing. They also provide excellent organic pest control and turn your kitchen scraps into high quality fertilizer. This class will cover the basics of keeping a small scale backyard flock. We will discuss proper shelter (including winter and summer care), basic nutrition, choosing a breed, and solutions for common problems you may encounter.

Bring one of the following:
any garden supplies like saved seeds or worm castings
Ditomaceaous Earth
dried meal worms
locally grown produce
oyster shell, grit, or scratch grains
raw, local honey
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Jessi Wright

Jessi has been an avid chicken keeper for 2 years with a small flock in an urban setting. She also kept chickens in a rural setting growing up and has always loved helping and teaching others.