How to Keep Backyard Chickens
What you'll learn
- Build your own portable, four season, backyard chicken house from plans and instructions
- Gain an understanding of how to take care of backyard chickens properly
- Discover how and why free range chicken management is best
- Understand how to keep your chickens healthy and happy
- No advanced building experience needed, just some basic woodworking tools
If you’re ever wanted to keep a flock of backyard chickens, this course is for you. It covers everything you need to know and do to keep a happy, healthy, productive flock of laying hens to produce fresh, wholesome and ethically-raised eggs. But chickens need housing too, and that's why the course also includes print-quality plans for building a portable four-season chicken coop, with step-by-step construction steps and videos for people who've never built anything much before. The design is easy and inexpensive to build, and it works in all climates. The house is small and portable, and works well with a free-range approach that gives the birds access to sunshine, fresh grass and the chance for chickens to scratch the grow and enjoy their lives. The course also delivers reliable advice on choosing, raising and caring for a backyard flock based on 20+ years experience. 9 teaching videos show critical chicken coop construction details. Whether you live in the country or have got a backyard in a town or city, keeping backyard chickens is a great way to produce food for yourself while also having a lot of fun. There’s a reason keeping backyard chickens is something more and more people are doing.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to experience the fun and self reliance of keeping a flock of backyard chickens
Steve Maxwell is a homebuilder, carpenter, cabinetmaker and how-to instructor with 30 years experience. His articles appear in Mother Earth News, Cottage Life, Canadian Contractor, Canadian Homes and Cottages, Ontario Home Builder, and numerous syndicated newspapers. Steve works from the stone and timber home he built himself on the Manitoulin Island homestead he shares with his wife and five kids.