We are pleased to be able to offer a Chickens 101 course at the John Janzen Nature Centre, on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Further details and registration are available at this link.
Topics covered include:
• Municipal, Provincial and Federal regulations
• Coop design and requirements
• Feeding and care
• Winter concerns and care
• Breed selection, buying hens, and flock introductions
• Predator and vermin prevention
• Waste management
• Disease recognition and control
• End of life options
Our instructors are pleased to be teaching a course through Metro Continuing Education, Chickens and the City:
Urban hen keeping demystified! Instructors with River City Chickens will walk you through the essentials of keeping hens in an urban setting. Topics include coop design and requirements, climate challenges and solutions, tips for selecting birds, health and welfare, among others. The course will include both a class component and a coop tour that will give you a chance to experience what urban hen keeping is all about.
The course is set to take place on March 13, 2018, with a coop tour for registered participants on March 17, 2018.
Registration is available through Metro.