CLASS FULL Chix in the City- Hens in the Hood Common Roots Farm- Santa Cruz - Sat. February 22- 2020
Date: February 22, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Betsy Allen (415) 305 3663 email@example.com
Sponsor: UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz
CLASS HAS BEEN FILLED. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space available basis only.
Raising your own backyard hens is a great way of knowing where your family eggs come from and what those hens are eating (and what you in turn are eating) Master Gardener Candice McLaren's presentation will show you the variety of poultry available both locally and through websites and poultry catalogs. There are so many decisions when one is thinking about getting hens. Do you want large or small birds, white, brown or blue/green eggs, fancy feathered birds, full grown hens or baby chicks, or possibly rescue birds from our local Animal Services or other shelters? Candice will talk about local city codes, types of feed, where to place the coop, predators, and when to expect that first egg! Her presentation will focus on how to start with baby chicks. You’ll learn know how to prepare their first home, how to keep the chicks warm, what to feed, and and how to make their transition from a warm house (yours!) to their new chicken coop outside.
Sign up early as the class is limited to 30 seats! The fee for this class is $5.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in or register for the class. A portion of the class will be held outside, a hat, sunscreen and layered clothing are advised.
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