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Backyard Chicken Keeping - Quarterly Chicken Coop Maintenance

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ClassGraphic Have you taken the plunge into chicken keeping and want to learn the best practices for maintaining your coop on a regular basis? Wondering what’s the best way to clean your chicken coop and run? Want to be sure you’re providing the best shelter and safety for your chickens? Confused by the contradictory options and opinions available online? Come spend the afternoon with Laura at Four Acorns Farm and learn about:
  • Products and methods to clean the interior of your coop

  • Bedding choices and nesting box needs

  • Cleaning and maintaining the run

  • Assessing your coop for rodent and predator susceptibility

  • Feed and materials storage

You will leave with a better understanding of coop maintenance and your chickens’ health and safety needs.
Please wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes, dress for the weather. You will be standing and moving around the farm for most of the class time, and walking on unpaved paths.

For more information about the class location, directions, and parking please see the special notice section once you've registered.

Class Details

1 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat

Four Acorns Farm

Laura Menard 



Please read:  Classes at Four Acorns Farm are held in the rare breed poultry barn. You will enjoy a tour of the poultry barn which includes state of the art watering system, predator and rodent proofing, six separate runs, grow-out pens, and a chick nursery with incubators and brooders. Laura has several breeds on site, including Giant Cochins, German Bielefelders, Bantam Calico Cochins, and other beautifully plumed breeds! Please arrive 15 minutes before class is scheduled to begin. That gives you time to park, take a quick bathroom break if necessary, and be ready to begin right on time! Also, please wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. Four Acorns Farm is located at 5752 Freedom Boulevard. Look for the sign with the chicken! Heading west on Freedom Blvd., it is a left turn just before Bamboo Giant. There is ample parking for 10 cars onsite, as well as parking along Freedom Blvd. if necessary.

In the event of heavy rain or unsafe weather conditions, your instructor will be reaching out to you by phone and/or by email no less than two hours before the scheduled start time to let you know class has been cancelled. Be sure to check your voicemail and email prior to leaving for your offsite location, to be sure you haven't missed any communication from your instructor.

For maps to your off-campus location, click here: Maps and Resources



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/27/2024 - 7/27/2024 Weekly - Sat 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Aptos, Four Acorns Farm  Map Laura Menard