Poultry Education

FABULOUS BACKYARD POULTRY VIDEOS

Chicken Workshops

We offer a 2 hour practical session about chickens that encompasses a range of necessary knowledge to start / maintain a healthy flock. Learn from the beginning stages of housing and feeding right the way through to the common pitfalls one might encounter. On top of that, we talk about how to provide your family with your own food & reduce your carbon footprint. The 100 yard diet!

Our Knowledge

We’ve been raising birds for over 30 years now and are passionate about all it entails! Our flock is mixed between approx. 60% of proven cross-bred layers with 40% consisting of ‘rare’ breeds. This ensures genetic diversity in hopes of strengthening the survival in extreme conditions – diseases, earthquakes, feed shortage etc. We invite those who purchase our Eggs to visit the flock and see first-hand where their food comes from. For protection, Roosters range with our birds, resulting in fertile eggs; they can be taken and incubated. We feed a NON GMO ration to supplement their pastured foraging. All chicken feed sold in BC is vegetable based. Like dog food , the quality and digestibility of what you feed your chickens will be evident in their health and production. We believe that Pro Forms rations are superior and our customers confirm that with anecdotes about how much less feed they need and less manure is produced.

Chicken terminology

Rooster

A male adult chicken, beautiful but noisy, a flock of hens don’t need a  rooster to be productive but the eggs can’t be fertile without a rooster around.

Hen

A female adult chicken, produces eggs

Point of Lay

A chicken at the start of it’s reproductive, egg laying life. The age a chicken reaches point of lay varies depending on breed and time of year, from 17 weeks old and up to 6 or 7 months for the “rare” breeds. They are rare for a reason!

Pullet

A young female hen

day old chicks

 

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