This workshop is available with 3 months notice

Workshop Description

Chooks Chooks Chooks make a great addition to sustainable gardens and make great pets.
Learn about how to look after backyard chooks so they remain happy and healthily while giving you joy, beautiful golden eggs and great fertiliser for your garden.

Workshop Duration

  • 1 ½ hours including Q&A time

What Participants Will Learn

  • Why chooks?
  • Regulations to be aware of before you start
  • Choosing the right breed
  • Looking after your flock

Topics Covered

  • An introduction to the benefits of keeping chooks
  • Local laws
  • The pros and cons of different breeds
  • Basic needs – housing, roosting and nesting, free ranging, feeding and water systems, and food options including medicinal herbs (and foods to avoid)
  • Tips for avoiding and managing pests and diseases
  • Chook predators
  • Myths and troubleshooting

What is provided by SGA

  • Presenter who will bring the presentation on a USB stick on the day
  • Class notes will be emailed  for printing and handing out at the class
  • Optional extras
    • Marketing – SGA can send a marketing email and/or Facebook post to people within the provided postcodes who are on SGA’s distribution list or members of SGA’s Facebook community
    • SGA can run a focussed marketing campaign on Facebook to residents within the provided postcode areas. Note – this campaign contacts residents beyond SGA’s Facebook community
    • Booking service though SGA’s online booking facility

What is provided by You

  • A suitable venue and set up for the class
  • Laptop / projector and screen for the presentation
  • Copies of notes and handouts for the class
  • Catering if desired

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