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Backyard Chicken Care 101 Webinar
May 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Love the local food movement? Ever thought you might like to keep your own chickens? Want to add a flock for your school or community garden? Come join a webinar by SEMAP and “The Chickeness” Khrysti Smyth Barry of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens for a rundown of housing needs and design, basic feeding and care, health, chick info and transitioning to a coop, popular breeds, and other things you might want to know about keeping your own backyard chickens. Course materials will be provided. Come find out whether keeping chickens might be a good addition to your garden, your school, your kitchen, and your community’s overall health and wellbeing.
Bio: Khrysti Smyth Barry (AKA The Chickeness) has been an urban backyard chicken farmer since 2009 and is the founder of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens. With a lifetime of animal husbandry, five years as a veterinary technician, and two degrees in Wildlife Ecology, Khrysti offers a wide range of services and information including classes, chicken care trainings, coop and chicken consultations, chicken brokering, help with permits, and occasionally even regular on-site coop maintenance and health check-up services. She has consulted for multiple Boston-area cities on their chicken-related zoning regulations, and lately she has been a strong advocate for chickens’ helpful role as garden work-birds – happily consuming all your weeds, bugs, thinned seedlings, dead leaves, grass cuttings, etc., and turning it all into amazing compost – while still adding delicious and healthy egg protein to your homegrown bounty.
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