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To register for senior discounts or inquiry about scholarshops call:

(540) 460-6459 OR EMAIL: TRAINING@ChickensAndYou.com

Questions contact course facilitator: Pat Foreman, (540) 460-6459

Winter Chicken Care & Coop Winterization
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Protect your flock from frigid winter storms. Winter care of flocks has management differences from the rest of the year. Learn simple, time-saving ways to make daily tasks easier and keep flocks healthy through the severest of storms. Take this course for the sake and safety of your birds!

"This course made me confident that I'm doing the right things to keep my flock healthy through the winter. It's such a peace of mind. I'd so glad I took it!" Carolyn Watterworth—Ohio

Topics:
• Breed–cold tolerant characteristics.
• Winter egg production
• Coop & shelter cold weather modifications
• Winter feeds, feeding & water supply
• Homegrown chicken feed: harvest crops from your garden for your flock through the winter
• Pro-active disease prevention and optimal winter flock health care
• Frostbite prevention and treatment.

Students prepare an action plan for their winter flock care and coop modification. Everyone receives individual coaching on what works and what doesn't. Get ready now for those increasingly severe storms and prevent a lot of trouble and harm to your birds later.

“Now I’m confident I’m doing the right things to help my chickens stay healthy through the winter. What a worry-reliever and blessing.” — J. Miller, Ohio

"It was a great class and I have already recommended it to my friends!! Thank you it was very informative and super fun! "— Enza McCauley, Virginia

“The new set of skills this course gave me are invaluable to my flock and helping others in my community with their flocks. Thank you Gossamer Foundation!” — Jud Kirkness, Alaska

Qualified as an advance courses for the Master Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification and Diploma
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Home Poultry Processing Using Tools You Already Have or Can Make FREE ONLINE COURSE!
Home processing has been a continuous bottle neck to the chicken movement.
To expand the skills Gossamer Foundation is offering this workshop FREE!

Learn how to humanely, safely and sanitarily process birds. Get healthy, high-quality meat and bone broth from your backyard flock. You are shown every step of the entire process including • The significance of taking life • The science & chemistry behind skilled meat processing • Processing equipment you have—or could borrow • Hand plucking done fast • Evisceration & anatomy lesson • Nutritional differences of meat from heritage vs. commercial breeds • Freezer packaging for long-term storage. Processing chickens for family food is a lost art of our culture. It’s time to bring back this old tradition and combined it with new, humane techniques based on meat science. 90 minute workshop.
Facilitated by Pat Foreman

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Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification Course
10 weekly classes— Begins Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7:00pm ET

Backyard Chicken Keeper Course & Certification

Approved for Home School, Class Room and Poultry Clubs

This is the flagship course that lays the foundation for not only keeping and employing chickens, but understanding how, and why chickens are the enablers of local food supply and keystones to emergency prepareness.

"We guarantee that after completing the Backyard Chicken Keeper Course
you will understand how to raise, keep and employ chickens
to help feed yourself and your family for the rest of your life!"

Class topics are:cc buy now cover
1. Chicken Have More Plan
2. Laying Hens for Egg Production
3. Brooding and Educating Baby Chicks
4. Chicken Whispering: Discover the Chicken You Never Knew

5. Eggs-traordinary Eggs: The Science, Tips, Secrets & Politics of Eggs
6. Primary Poultry Health Care & The Poultry's Pharmacy
7. Garden Chicks: Introduction to Growing Food With and for Family Flocks
8. Biomass Recycling, Composting, Top Soil Creation with Chicken Helpers
9. Way of the Hen: Incubating and Brooding Naturally

10. Course Review, Q&A

After completing all the classes (either live or replay), and passing an exam, participants are awarded the Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification (with a certificate suitable for framing). Advanced courses and projects lead to the coveted Master Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification.

Text books: City Chicks:Employing Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Creators, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers, by Patricia Foreman.
Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Health Soils, by Andy Lee and Pat Foreman

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The Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification course isa prerequsite for enroling in the Therapy Chicken Training & Coaching Course which will be offered in the Spring, 2019


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The Art, Practice and Science of Incubation, Brooding and Educating Baby Chicks
Six classes—Begins March 28th, 2019, 7:30 ET.
Suitable for Home, School and Science Projects register_small
chick in palmThis is the first EVER ON-LINE, LIVE course with coaching that covers
incubation, brooding and educating baby chicks.
Includes artificial incubation and employing mama hens.

Chickeneers participate in the course hatatch-a-thon with chicks pipping out just in time for Easter.
Learn incubating and brooding skills that will serve you a lifetime
and give you the ability to maintain a self-perpetuating flock for yourself and your community.
Facilitated by Patricia Foreman & qualified mother hens.
This is an advanced course for the Master Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification and Diploma.

Winter Chicken Care & Coop Winterization Intensive
Four classes: Starts Wednesdayy, NOVEMBER 14th, 2019, 7:00pm ET
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Hot Weather Chicken Care & Coop Modification—4 classes
Schedule to be announced in April/May 2016

Therapy Chicken Training & Coaching—6 classes
Next course offered summer 2017
Participants required to take the Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification Course
before enrolling in the Therapy Chicken Training & Coaching.
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All above courses qualify as advanced courses leading to the
Master Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification
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More courses coming in 2017 including:
Primary Poultry Health Care and the Poultry's Pharmacy
Chicken Coops from the Chickens' Point of View
Garden Chicks: Growing Food With and For Your Flock, Not All Feed Has to Come From Bags

• Partners & Sponsors

Chicken Stimulus Packages

• Poultry & Garden Clubs

• Master Backyard Chicken Keeper™ Certification

• Coop Corps

• Chicken Have-More Plan

• Egg Sheds

• 7 Myths of Urban Chickens

• The Chicken Underground—A Strategy for Those Who Want Flocks Where They Are Illegal.

• Legalize Chickens Strategies

• The Chicken Ticket: A Guide for Politicians

• Model City Chicks Law/Code/Ordinance and Useful Flyers

• Chickens as Bio-recyclers & Zero Waste Partners Saving Tax Payer Dollars

• Chicken Skill Sets

• Occupy Backyards Declaration

• Chickens in Community Gardens & Congregational Flocks

• USDA "Expects You to Keep Chickens" Posters

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Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification

This is the flagship course that lays the foundation for not only keeping and employing chickens, but understanding how, and why chickens are the enablers of local food supply and keystones to sustainable living and emergency prepareness.

Class topics are:
1. Chicken Have More Plan
2. Laying Hens for Egg Production
3. Brooding and Educating Baby Chicks
4. Chicken Whispering: Discover the Chicken You Never Knew

5. Eggs-traordinary Eggs: The Science, Tips & Secrets of Eggs
6. Primary Poultry Health Care & The Poultry's Pharmacy
7. Garden Chicks: Introduction to Growing Food With and for Family Flocks
8. Biomass Recycling, Composting, Top Soil Creation with Chicken Helpers
9. Way of the Hen: Incubating and Brooding Naturally

10. Course Review, Q&A,

"We guarantee that after completing the Backyard Chicken Keeper Course
you will understand how to raise, keep and employ chickens
to help feed yourself and your family for the rest of your life!"

 

Winter Chicken Care & Coop Winterization
LOGO WINTERIZETraining & Coaching

Protect your flock from frigid winter storms. Winter care of flocks has management differences from the rest of the year. Learn simple, time-saving ways to make daily tasks easier and keep flocks healthy through the severest of storms. Take this course for the sake of your birds!

"This course made me confident that I'm doing the right things to keep my flock healthy through the winter. It's such a peace of mind. I'd so glad I took it!" Carolyn Watterworth—Ohio

Topics:
• Breed–cold tolerant characteristics.
• Winter egg production
• Coop & shelter cold weather modifications
• Winter feeds, feeding & water supply
• Homegrown chicken feed: harvest crops from your garden for your flock through the winter
• Pro-active disease prevention and optimal winter flock health care
• Frostbite prevention and treatment.

Students prepare an action plan for their winter flock care and coop modification. Everyone receives individual coaching on what works and what doesn't.

Home Poultry Processing Using Tools You Already Have or Can Make
Learn how to humanely, safely and sanitarily process birds. Get healthy, high-quality meat and bone broth from your backyard flock. You are coached every step of the entire process including • The significance of taking life • The science & chemistry behind skilled meat processing • Processing equipment you have—or could borrow • Hand plucking done fast • Evisceration & anatomy lesson • Nutritional differences of meat from heritage vs. commercial breeds • Freezer packaging for long-term storage. Processing chickens for family food is a lost art of our culture. It’s time to bring back this old tradition and combined it with new, humane techniques based on meat science. One 2-hour class and 1/2 day hands-on coaching. Facilitated by Pat Foreman and David Schafer, The Featherman. More details here. register_small

Art & Practice of Incubation — 6 Classes
Suitable for home, school and science projects
This is the first EVER ON-LINE, LIVE incubation, brooding and educating baby chicks course that combines artificial and natural ways. Students practice incubation and managing broody hens real time along with the instructor. Students incubate eggs at home or in their class room, and manage broody hens (if any) in tandem with the class so there is real-time, in-sync instructions with the incubating and broody hen process. More details here.

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Courses offered in 2018 include:
Click on each course for detailed information

• Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification—10 classes

• Art & Practice of Incubation —6 classes

• Brooding and Educating Baby Chicks—4 classes

• Therapy Chicken Training & Coaching—6 classes

• Home Poultry Processing Using Tools You Already Have or Can Make—2 classes

• Hot Weather Chicken Care & Coop Modification—4 classes

• Winter Chicken Care & Coop Winterization Training & Coaching

Under development & coming soon:
Primary Poultry Health Care and the Poultry's Pharmacy
Chicken Coops from the Chickens' Point of View
Garden Chicks: Growing Food With and For Your Flock, Not All Feed Has to Come From Bags

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LIVE ONLINE COURSES AND COACHING
• Convenient access of on-line training from wherever you are with a computer or phone.
• Advanced GoToTraining format with cam video.
• Class notes with copies of all slides for clear understanding of concepts, designs and systems.
• 24/7 replay of class sessions.
• Real time video streaming and chat during class.
• Chat room opens 1/2 hour before class and remains open for Q&A and student interactions.
• Classes run from 60 to 90 minutes depending on the topic and student questions.
• Small classes for maximum participation.
• Available international through your computer & VoIP, or phone access.
• Continue with other Chickeneers on a private (closed) Chickens and YOU FaceBook group.
• We strive to keep tuition affordable; targeted at about $20 per contact hour.
• Facilitated live by popular author & speaker Patricia Foreman and other expert guest Chickeneers
To arrange for courses in your area, scheduling & registration (540) 261-8775 or eMail: Training@ChickensAndYou.com