Posts Tagged ‘Chicken’

Keeping chickens in the city – MEVP workshop

February 29th, 2012

March: Sunday 25.03.2011

This is a site visit at Gail’s garden where she will tell us what you need to get started, what they should eat and how to raise your chickens from a fertile egg.  You will learn the guidelines of keeping chickens in the city, tips on housing them and other titbits of information.
This workshop covers:
* Benefits of having chickens
* Housing requirements and rules
* Feeding
* Hatching and rearing
* Health and  wellbeing
* All about eggs
* Miscellaneous and troubleshooting
* Benefits of different breeds
* How to adopted a chicken
About Gail Batten:
When Gail came back from a woofing (working on organic farms) holiday a year ago, she was given some fertilised eggs as a farewell present.  Back in Auckland she managed to borrow a hen from a friend of hers to sit on the eggs. A few weeks later she had baby chicks, a chook house and later lots of eggs for breakfast. In December last year she obtained more fertilised eggs and now the chook house is full of life, eggs and entertainment.

Other useful Web sites:
www.mypetchicken.com
www.urbanchickens.org
www.omlet.co.uk – ideas for some funky chicken runs
www.heslipshatcheries.co.nz- South Island hatchery who sells day old chicks and hen houses country wide.
www.rarebreeds.co.nz – great site to find breeders of pure breed chickens

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March: Sunday 31.03.2013

November 3rd, 2011

City chooks – keeping chickens in your backyard:

Start time: 1pm, Duration 1-1.30 hours,

Tutor: Gail Batten
Location:  Epsom
Contribution ; $20.00
Please rsvp to: Judith Holtebrinck

Chickens in the city, with Gail Batten
This is a site visit at Gail’s garden where she will tell us what you need to get started, what they should eat and how to raise your chickens from a fertile egg.  You will learn the guidelines of keeping chickens in the city, tips on housing them and other titbits of information.

This workshop covers:

* Benefits of having chickens
* Housing requirements and rules
* Feeding
* Hatching and rearing
* Health and  wellbeing
* All about eggs
* Miscellaneous and troubleshooting
* Benefits of different breeds
* How to adopted a chicken

About Gail Batten:
When Gail came back from a woofing (working on organic farms) holiday a year ago, she was given some fertilised eggs as a farewell present.  Back in Auckland she managed to borrow a hen from a friend of hers to sit on the eggs. A few weeks later she had baby chicks, a chook house and later lots of eggs for breakfast. In December last year she obtained more fertilised eggs and now the chook house is full of life, eggs and entertainment.

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September: Sunday 29.09.2013

November 3rd, 2011

City chooks – keeping chickens in your backyard:

Start time: 1pm, Duration 1-1.30 hours,

Tutor: Gail Batten
Location:  Epsom
Contribution ; $20.00
Please rsvp to: Judith Holtebrinck

Chickens in the city, with Gail Batten
This is a site visit at Gail’s garden where she will tell us what you need to get started, what they should eat and how to raise your chickens from a fertile egg.  You will learn the guidelines of keeping chickens in the city, tips on housing them and other titbits of information.

This workshop covers:

* Benefits of having chickens
* Housing requirements and rules
* Feeding
* Hatching and rearing
* Health and  wellbeing
* All about eggs
* Miscellaneous and troubleshooting
* Benefits of different breeds
* How to adopted a chicken

About Gail Batten:
When Gail came back from a woofing (working on organic farms) holiday a year ago, she was given some fertilised eggs as a farewell present.  Back in Auckland she managed to borrow a hen from a friend of hers to sit on the eggs. A few weeks later she had baby chicks, a chook house and later lots of eggs for breakfast. In December last year she obtained more fertilised eggs and now the chook house is full of life, eggs and entertainment.

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Where to go if you want to eat free range eggs?

July 6th, 2011

Please find below a list of cafes in the village that have confirmed that they are using free range eggs. If your favourite café is not on the list, please let them know that  your preferred choice is free range eggs and encourage them to have free range eggs on their menus.

Below is a list of cafes we are giving a green light for free range eggs:
•    Café Altar
•    Café Next Door (next to Bowmans)
•    The Essential Deli
•    Café Escape
•    Café Ironique
•    Restaurant Molten

Below a list of cafes that uses free range eggs & free range bacon:
•    Café Next door: free range eggs and free range bacon
•    The Essential Deli: free range eggs, free range ham & bacon.
•    Restaurant Molten; free range eggs, free range ham and baco

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City chooks – workshop this weekend 27.3

March 21st, 2011

City chooks – keeping chickens in your backyard:

What to expect:
This course is designed to help you get started on having chickens in the city. You will receive a comprehensive handout and see Gail’s backyard chickens and their happy free range environment.

This workshop covers:

  • Benefits of having chickens
  • Housing requirements and rules
  • Feeding
  • Hatching and rearing
  • Health and  wellbeing
  • All about eggs
  • Miscellaneous and troubleshooting
  • Benefits of different breeds
  • How to adopted a chicken

For more information pelase go to:

http://www.mountedenvillagepeople.co.nz/2010/11/september-sunday-12-09-10/

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Chicken workshop with Gail Batten

May 23rd, 2010

We had a fantastic turnup to the chicken workshop yesterday and it is good to see that so many people are seriously interested in keeping their own chickens.

Gail gave us a good understanding on what is needed to keep chickens in your backyard and her presentation covered everything from feeding, maintenance, hatching, health, organic food and how to trim their wings so they won’t end up in your neighbours garden.

It was great to hear how simple it is to keep your own hens and with having fresh eggs as payment you can easily find a chicken sitter while you are on holiday. Now it is just a matter of time to convince my husband how cool they are and if we should fence them in or instead fence the vegetable garden.

 Thank you to Gail who generously contributed all the income of this workshop towards the planting of more fruit trees for our community.

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