Alexis Koefoed has been raising pastured egg laying hens for the last fifteen years in the grassy fields of her humble and enchanting Soul Food Farm. Having been one of largest pastured chicken farms in California, the chickens in her care taught her a thing or two about successfully raising beautiful, healthy birds.
Join her in a rare opportunity to visit Soul Food Farm and learn about raising chickens in an urban or farm setting. The class will be two hours of discussion with plenty of time for Q&A. The last hour will be a guided tour of the farm and an opportunity to see the new baby chicks and the laying hens. Come learn what it takes to raise a laying flock of your own.
This class will cover:
-Choosing a hatchery and purchasing baby chicks
-The care of chicks to adult laying hens including vaccinations and sexing
-The correct housing to ensure health and safety
-Hydration and feed choices
-Holistic options for keeping your flock healthy
-How to sell your eggs and the regulations to know
What to Bring:
-Notepad and pen for taking notes
-A sack lunch and bottled water
-Walking shoes appropriate for a farm