The joy and benefits of backyard poultry

Sunday 4th February at 10:30am

Chooks and ducks are great with the kids, you get delicious fresh eggs everyday, and if you think an aquarium is relaxing, just wait until you’ve watched a hen or three scratch around your backyard for a while... It’s the ultimate relaxation therapy! 

This hands on workshop, covers all things poultry-related from handling both chickens and ducks, to information about housing, feeding, health, pest control, backyard breeds and egg production.

This workshop is ideal for someone just looking to start out with a handful of backyard birds, and also for those wanting to increase and perhaps diversify their current flock, and to ensure they are reaping all the benefits of their various backyard featheries! 


Presented by Clare James. Clare is a local artist and lover of backyard poultry, who draws inspiration from all the things she loves: family, animals, nature and her garden. With a true garden to table philosophy, Clare grows, preserves and eats from her garden, nurturing the connection between soil and plate.

Clare's best feathered friend Gloria the duck will be co-hosting the workshop, and is sure to keep you thoroughly entertained!

 

The Diggers Garden Shop at Cloudehill

89 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda, VIC, 3788

Bookings essential on 03 9751 0584

Diggers members: $39, non-members: $49

Workshops run for approximately 1.5 hours

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