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Chickens 101: The Sustainable Homestead Poultry Flock

7/23/2010 10:12:58 AM

Tags: chickens, poultry, courses

Chicken coopHave you ever thought of keeping chickens, but aren’t sure where to begin? Poultry expert and contributing writer for MOTHER EARTH NEWS, Harvey Ussery, is teaching a 2-hour online course that may be just the thing you need to get started!

This course, which takes place on October 2, is about making the homestead poultry flock a vital partner in the food independence enterprise. A well managed flock not only supplies the family with meat and eggs, but helps with the work of the homestead: increasing soil fertility, tilling the garden, controlling problem insects and reducing dependence on purchased inputs.

During “Chickens 101: The Sustainable Homestead Poultry Flock,” you’ll learn about planning your flock, coop sizes and designs, manure management, keeping your flock healthy, handling and storing eggs, and much more. To read complete details about the course and find out how to sign up, please check out the course Registration and Information Page.

Shelley Stonebrook is MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine’s main gardening editor. She’s passionate about growing healthy, sustainable food and taking care of our environment. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and .

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