Backyard Chickens for the Whole Family

Backyard Chickens for the Whole Family

Regular price $ 125

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Backyard Chickens for the Whole Family

When are the Live Classes?

This class is about 1hour in duration, with time at the end for some Q & A. As we get more support and expand our catalog & calendar, the main page calendar will be the best place to see all of our classes. Here are the dates we're offering this presentation. 

Monday May 17th 2021 - 7PM EST
Monday February 7th 2022 - 7PM EST

What will I learn in the Class?

Mark Gostkiewicz, the Co-Founder of Tri Gable Lea Farm LLC will be presenting this class. Mark has been keeping chickens and building chicken coops and runs since 2011.

From 4 to 30 chickens in your backyard. We started with 6 and over the years we have had some die (naturally & from predation), added some chicks, adopted hens, re-homed some roosters...now we have about 24. We let them live until they die of natural causes. Our kids have grown up with these girls and learned a lot of responsibility. These are our pets and we want to help you find a flock to love too.

  • Selecting the right number and breed(s) of hens - We have 9+ breeds of hens in our flock. Some are better layers, friendly, etc. some are not.
  • Where and when and what to look for to source chicks/layers
  • How to select the "right sized" coop & run - what features are must-haves
  • Pictures of coops & an on-site tour so you can get a sense of scale, materials, and elements they need to have to protect them from predators and the elements, while staying happy.
  • Efficient and economic ways to feed and water them in hot summers and freezing winters
  • How to think like a hen to design a home that suits their nesting, roosting, social, and foraging habits.
  • How to train your hens to come to you
  • Pros, Cons & Best Practices of stationary coops, portable coops, fencing materials, electric fences, tractors, and free-ranging.
  • Curated resources/recommendations for further learning

Backyard Chickens for the Whole Family
Backyard Chickens for the Whole Family
Backyard Chickens for the Whole Family
Backyard Chickens for the Whole Family
Backyard Chickens for the Whole Family
Backyard Chickens for the Whole Family
Backyard Chickens for the Whole Family