Free Download Udemy Mudchute Park and Farm Chicken Keeping Course. With the help of this course you can Learn chicken keeping from the hands on experts at Mudchute Farm..
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What will I need?
- No previous experience required
Is this course right for me?
- Beginners new to chicken keeping
What am I going to learn?
- What you need to know before keeping chickens
- What chicken keeping equipment you need and types of chicken houses
- Chicken rearing routines
- Different types of chicken breeds
- Feeding and Enrichement
- Handling and Settling In
- Eggs and Laying
Learn how to keep chickens in your back garden or small holding. The course covers:
Things to think about – Legal and practical issues, how many chickens, do you need a cockerel?
Equipment and Houses – Basic equipment for chicken keeping, and the different types of chicken houses, including perches, next boxes and pop holes.
Runs and Predators – How to protect your chickens from predators and the different types of chicken runs.
Bedding and Enrichment – What’s the best type of bedding from e.g. newspaper, straw, wood shavings, sand. Enrichment for your chickens – how to keep them happy and entertained.
Feeding – The different types of chicken feed and amounts of feed required.
Routines – The daily, weekly, monthly routines when keeping chickens.
Health and Wellbeing – Keeping your chickens healthy and the main health issues such as feather pecking.
Choosing Chickens – The different types of chicken breeds available, and also rescue and ex-battery chickens.
Handling and Settling In – How to handle chickens and settle them into a new environment.
Eggs and Laying – How many eggs can you expect, how long do chickens lay for.
The course is delivered by Mudchute Farm Manager – Tom Davis, and is ideal if you are starting out with chicken keeping.