Getting Started with Chickens: from hatch to laying
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Getting Started with Chickens: from hatch to laying

Learn how to choose your first chickens and raise them up to laying age.
3.8 (26 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
98 students enrolled
Created by Kristin Duke
Last updated 9/2016
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Choose your first chickens and raise them to laying age.
  • Decide what type of chickens you want to start with (hatching eggs to started pullets).
  • Understand what supplies and basic care the chicks will need from hatch to laying age.
  • Identify and Define common terminology used in raising chickens
Requirements
  • Students need to only bring their desire to learn about chickens and their questions.
Description

Raising Chickens can be a fun and rewarding experience.  Not only can chickens be fun as pets, they can also give back or contribute to your household (or homestead) by way of eggs or meat.

Learn How to Successfully Raise Chickens:

  • Become familiar with common chicken terminology.
  • Make a smart decision on where to purchase your first chickens or hatching eggs from.
  • Decide what breed or breeds are best suited to your purpose.
  • Master incubating eggs with simple step-by-step instructions.
  • Learn how to brood your chicks.
  • Prepare their outside housing and supplies.
  • Successfully move your chicks from their brooder to the outside.

Getting started with chickens can seem overwhelming.  There is so much information, spread out in so many places.  It can be time-consuming and confusing trying to find what the right ways to get started are.  This course has compiled all of the essential information you will need to make the RIGHT decisions as you first get started with your new chickens.  

The course is broken down into 8 sections with a total of 15 video and PPT lectures to make getting started raising chickens as easy as 1-2-3.  

If you are interested in learning about how to raise chickens, this course will help you master the information needed to do so, quickly and easily.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for students looking to get started raising chickens.
  • This course is not for students who already have a deep knowledge of raising chickens.
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 01:13:48
+ Chicken Terminology
1 lecture 08:08
Chicken Terms: Gender, Anatomy, Supplies & Health
08:08
+ Where to Start: Hatching eggs, chicks or started pullets?
2 lectures 08:57

You will be able to:

  1. Decide what age of chickens to start with.
  2. Where to get your chickens from.


Sources and Ages of Chickens to start with
06:28
How to Choose the Right Breed
02:29
+ How to Incubate Eggs
3 lectures 19:04

Understand how to collect hatching eggs and what conditions they must be stored in leading up to incubation time.

How to Store Hatching Eggs
03:56

After completing this lecture, you will be able to set your hatching eggs in an incubator.  You will know how to incubate eggs including how long it will take as well as the proper humidity and temperature for incubation.

How to Set Hatching Eggs & Incubate Chicks
11:26

You will understand:

  1. What egg candling is.
  2. How to candle eggs.
  3. What types of eggs you may find with candling.
Preview 03:42
+ Common Chick Issues & How to Treat
4 lectures 12:24
What is Pasty Butt and how to treat it.
02:47
What is Shrink Wrapping and how to treat it.
04:12
What is Splay or Spraddle Leg and how to treat it.
03:39
How to Vaccinate Chicks
01:46
+ Move Chicks Outside
3 lectures 13:21

You will be able to identify how much space you will need, identify different types of coops,  design a useful nesting box and  predator proof your coop and run.

Chicken Housing: Coops, Runs & Nesting boxes
06:19
How to Predator Proof Your Coop & Run
03:31

You will learn the daily supplies that your chickens will need as well as what type of food to feed them and what they will need for daily care.

Moving Outside: Chickens Daily Supplies & Care
03:31