Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Raising Backyard Chickens 101
Farmhand Gail is working overtime to prepare a wonderful workshop this Saturday here at the farm for folks interested in raising their own laying hens for fabulously fresh eggs. Participants will leave with a bunch of resources for getting off to a good start with their own flocks. We've had great response from the public, through our Local Harvest page, and we will have a really fun day, meeting new friends. Instead of a fee, I'll put out a donation jar to help Gail offset some of her expenses in sharing all this great information.
If you'd like a spot at the workshop, and a copy of all the materials, please let me know either in the comments below, or in an e-mail (jacobsreward at juno dot com), and we'll be happy to have you with us. This workshop will be part discussion, part coop tour, and maybe a little chicken-handling for the newbies.
Our regular spinning/knitting time will still go on in the LRB, so please come for that, even if you don't need to know how to raise chickens.