Backyard Chickens - Start Your Own Flock
Learn about chicken and coop maintenance, disease and pest prevention, permits and more.
Learn how to get started with caring for chickens in your own backyard! These feathered companions are good-natured pets with many benefits. But as with any new pet, you’ll want to know the basics first. This workshop will cover them all. Learn the basics of chicken husbandry and behavior, building and maintaining a healthy coop, breeding, disease and pest prevention, feeding, obtaining permits and more. Take home the resources you need to get started. Chicken make great pets, but what are the added benefits? It all comes down to two very natural and unavoidable things: food and waste. Chickens love to eat your vegetable or kitchen scraps, helping to reduce food waste and the size of our local landfill. Of course, what goes in must come out. Chickens provide fresh organic eggs and natural fertilizer for your garden in return. Get to know how you can care for these lovable fowl and watch food turn into waste - and waste back into food! The Ecology Center is a non-profit educational center that teaches hands-on environmental solutions at the household and community scale. Your participation supports our programs and our mission to inspire and create a healthy and sustainable future for all. Tickets available on our website are $20 for members and $30 for non-members. The proceeds support our non-profit eco-educational programs. *Become an Advocate of The Ecology Center to receive member discounts. Plus, after you complete 5 workshops and 5 eco actions, you are eligible to receive 1 free workshop! Join Us! For more info go to: http://www.theecologycenter.org/events/backyard-chickens-start-your-own-flock The Ecology Center 32701 Alipaz St. San Juan Capistrano, 92675 949.443.4223
Date & Time
May 16, 2015
1:00PM - 3:00PM