Saturday, September 19, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Interested in tending a flock of your own? Imagine fresh eggs daily from your own backyard, a coop enlivening your landscape and chickens providing endless entertainment.
In Seattle Tilth’s premiere chicken class, you will learn how to care for both chicks and mature hens. Learn about raising chicks, what makes a chicken tick and how to keep a flock safe and healthy. We will discuss what to feed them, compare breeds, learn tricks to blend a flock, have a chance to handle chickens and see a chicken coop and supplies. Learn about coop requirements and the tasks involved in cleaning and caring for your girls. Experience the wonders of caring for a flock in a limited space and leave with the knowledge and confidence needed for you to become a chicken owner! This hands-on class will help you decide if chickens are right for you. This three hour class will be a combination of show-and-tell, lecture and a tour of a chicken coop. Please dress for the weather.
To learn more about re-using chicken waste, take Composting 101.