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Keeping Chickens in the City with Gail Batten


Sun 31 Mar 2013, 1:00pm–2:30pm
Sun 29 Sep 2013, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Where: Mt Eden Village, Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Village People

Please note that we have a limited number for each workshop. If you are interested in this workshop please RSVP to:

What to expect:
This course is designed to help you get started on having chickens in the city. You will receive a comprehensive handout and see Mt Eden backyard chickens and their happy free range environment.

This workshop covers:
- Benefits of having chickens;
- Housing requirements and rules;
- Feeding;
- Hatching and rearing;
- Health and wellbeing;
- All about eggs;
- Miscellaneous and troubleshooting;
- Benefits of different breeds;
- How to adopted a chicken.

About Gail Batten:
When Gail came back from a woofing (working on organic farms) holiday a year ago, she was given some fertilised eggs as a farewell present. Back in Auckland she managed to borrow a hen from a friend of hers to sit on the eggs. A few weeks later she had baby chicks, a chook house and later lots of eggs for breakfast. In December last year she obtained more fertilised eggs and now the chook house is full of life, eggs and entertainment.

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