Presenter: Pat Foreman
Format: Audio & Slides
The Chicken Series: Part 1 ? Why Heritage Chickens Support Nourishing Traditions and?Enable Local Agriculture
This workshop explores the ever-expanding ways chickens can help families and communities navigate these transitional times. Develop action plans to employ family flocks so they create and enhance food-growing topsoil for growing vegetables, berries, nuts and fruits; to be part of emergency preparedness plans; to sequester carbon and decrease carbon foot-prints?all the while saving community taxes. Understand your egg-shed. Learn how employing family flocks is truly a community service.
The Chicken Series:?Part 2 ? Get Started with Your Family Flock
Many folks think there is too much to learn about keeping chickens?so they don?t. This workshop simplifies and demystifies keeping chickens, showing how it?s so easy and simple that children can do it?inexpensively. This talk covers baby chick and chicken housing, feed, behavior, handling and the newest time-saver devices for low-maintenance management. Learn about the advantages of starting with baby chicks vs laying hens. You will leave with the knowledge necessary to keep, employ and enjoy your family flock successfully.
Kids and Chicks with Oprah Hen-Free (Children?s Program)
Which came first: the chicken or the child? Usually, it?s the chicken ? with a child trundling afterward, giggling with delight. This hens-on workshop shows kids (and adults) how to handle a chicken responsibly and safely. Learn tips, tricks and traps about how to keep interacting with chickens? and eggs. Children learn about the value of family flocks in green communities. We will cover how chickens offer more than just eggs; they also have skills, acting as pesticiders, kitchen waste recyclers, compost creators and entertainers. Understand why chickens are truly pets with benefits. There will be ample time for a question-and-answer session.