Backyard Chickens for the Whole Family - Intensive Online Class
NEW in 2021!
Our classes are on sale from $45+ per class, now just $29.99!
You can purchase the pre-recorded class and watch it on-demand. This is the most flexible option. If you want this, add it to cart, check out and we will email you all of the materials and video(s) for the class!
How do I watch this class on-demand?
This class IS available on-demand. You do NOT need to watch it live on Zoom or register. Instead, just add this to your cart, check out, & we will email you all of the video(s) & materials!
What will I learn in the Workshop?
We are dedicated to sustainable organic practices. We could add this in the title of each class, but its easier to just say all of our classes ONLY teach organic practices.
During this Zoom Webinar/Class, you will be able to type questions and chat with other participants while Mark presents. If needed, you can "raise your hand" and Mark can allow you to talk to the class and ask a clarifying question that can help to deepen everyone's learning.
Following the class, Mark will email you more information to get you going and continue your learning.
These materials will include links to products that are both economical but of good quality. If there was a presentation or handout for the class, you'll also receive those. You can also reply back with questions and Mark will try his best to be your remote learning mentor and point you in the right direction.
Gather your whole family around this Zoom Class! Mark will take you on a tour of his coop and run to see his hens. You will see what you'll need from chick to your first eggs.
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 get your family involved
- 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.