Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Breakfast in the Backyard

Breakfast in the Backyard
Saturday April 7th 2012

This is crash course in how to raise backyard chickens for beginners, and get this, it comes with chickens! Everyone who signs up for the all-day workshop will go home with three herrtiage breed laying chicks and a copy of my signed beginner’s book: Chick Days. The Chicken 101 will cover brooders, housing, feed, healtcare, HOAs, nosey neighbors and more. The spread will include breads, quiche, and other goods made with free-ranging eggs.

You’ll go back to your own coop with your new birds and everything you need to know to raise them right. This is a great opportunity for people who just need that friendly push to take the plunge into the poultry world. No experience with chickens needed to attend, and I am confident anyone leaving CAF that day will go home with gumption that they can raise their peeps to laying hens come fall.

The workshop will start at 10AM and include a brunch spread, coffee, and juice and start with group intros and lecture on how I came into birds and how they changed me into the farmer I aim to be. There will be a tour of the coop and farm and more discussions on housing, healthcare, and a Q&A period as well. Lunch is also provided (CAF pork bbq!)and after that we'll take a trip down to Common Sense Farm to see their HUGE and amazing chick operation in their brand new barn project. See their special housing (called Cotes) for their jungle fowl and talk with some experts there and see the hatchery.

I would also like to host a group discussion about the importance of self-reliance and the first steps of adding animal husbandry to our modern backyards: both for food security and local production. It will be a day of like minds, baby chickens, farm animals, and probably a fiddle tune or two. Sign up by emailing me at

Cost: $150 for the full day, three birds, book, tour, and two meals. Discounts for pairs.


Blogger Poppy said...

What a cool concept! I wish you luck in hosting your event!

January 18, 2012 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger DarcC said...

Jenna, I would like to bring a friend to the Feb wool workshop if at all possible. Can you please email me (hamletgrove at yahoo) and let me know if there is room and how much for a 2nd person?)

January 18, 2012 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Interesting (and disturbing) photo and caption. At first I thought you were advertising a breakfast of live chicks :-) and thought it was a new foody rage I had missed out on.

January 18, 2012 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Meredith A said...

Love the picture.

Come on spring, bring on the foliage!

January 18, 2012 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger katiegirl said...

April 7th is a Saturday, not a Sunday. The only reason I know that is because it's my birthday. :-)

January 19, 2012 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

One of the biggest (and most unexpected) boons of livestock keeping for us has been the increased ability to barter. All of a sudden, we have a lot of things other people want, and THAT has been a very good thing!

January 19, 2012 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Saturday! I will change it!

barter is accepted here. Anyone who also wants to pay ten dollars in silver can also come instead of the cash money!

January 20, 2012 at 5:08 PM  

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