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Backyard chickens - an introduction to chicken keeping

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Online course - offering practical and factual information to support the health and welfare of backyard chickens

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Online course that gives you the practical and factual information needed to support the health and welfare of your pet chickens.

If you are new to chicken keeping, thinking of getting chickens or have had chickens for a little while and would like to know more, then this is for you!

Backyard chickens - an introduction to chicken keeping

The course is approximately 90-120 minutes and covers the following:

  • Brief history - why understanding the origins of the jungle fowl makes for happy backyard chickens
  • Legal aspects of chicken keeping​ - what you need to know
  • Hatching eggs/ chicks/ point of lay/ ex-laying hens​ - considerations for each
  • Understanding the five freedoms​ of animal welfare
  • The coop, the outdoor run and environmental enrichment - what chickens need
  • Cleaning routines to make light work
  • Biosecurity​ (including guidance on protecting your birds from Avian Influenza)
  • Different feed types and what to feed
  • The importance of clean water in maintaining health
  • When to call the vet

About me: I am a poultry vet based in Bristol. I have 15+ years experience keeping my own chickens and ducks in addition to commercial poultry experience.

Tickets: One ticket per attendee.

Maximum of 6 attendees: The number of attendees is deliberately small to allow open group discussion and sharing of experiences, should you choose to do so.

This is an online course facilitated via Zoom. You will receive your Zoom link after purchase.

What you'll need: A webcam, pen and paper for notes and a cuppa!

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