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Backyard Poultry Care Workshop


Sat 10 May 2014, 1:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Anglican Church of Pohangina, 67 Cambridge Ave, Ashhurst, Manawatu / Whanganui

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: sharonmstevens

Want to raise your own eggs, fertiliser, and entertainment?

If so, you may be interested in RECAP's upcoming poultry workshop. The workshop's primary emphasis is backyard chook care. Lead tutor Phil Stevens has over forty years experience keeping chickens, ducks, and poultry in varied settings. Phil will be assisted by Llyvonne Barber and by some cooperative hens.

Participants in this workshop can expect to learn:

- Behaviours and qualities of different breeds of chickens
- How to maintain animal health, clip wings, etc.
- How to design poultry houses and keep a clean environment
- How to build and use chicken tractors of various designs to enhance home gardening
- By-laws applicable to keeping poultry and other productive animals

Participants will have an opportunity to view various types of chicken tractors, handle chooks, and get hands-on experience building a geodesic dome chicken tractor.

For those who are interested, the workshop will conclude with an additional presentation on how to slaughter and dress a chicken. This part of the workshop may extend just a little past 4:00.

We'd love to have you join us! Fee is just $10 thanks to a subsidy from Palmerston North City Council. Participants who are unable to pay are still welcome.

Note: This workshop is conditional on sufficient interest. Based on advance registrations for our (confirmed) 3 May workshop, we have every reason to believe we will be able to offer this 10 May workshop also. Still -- tell your friends to come along!

RECAP is the Society for the Resilience and Engagement of Ashhurst and Pohangina Inc. Participants from any location are welcome.