Want a Steady Supply of One of Nature’s Best Foods? Raise Egg-Laying Hens in Your Backyard!
Many folks feel intimidated by the idea of raising chickens. Especially an egg-laying flock.
Well, what if you were to discover that not only do you only need a little space, but you can also care for and manage a small flock of layer hens with confidence!
Wouldn’t that feel amazing?! It sure would!!
In this class, you’ll learn how to start a batch of chicks, raise them to adulthood and then manage the production of one of Nature’s most perfect foods — eggs!
Create More Food Security and Integrate Your Flock into Your Homestead
Raising your own egg-laying chickens gives you the peace of mind that comes from creating your own food supply.
You know your family will eat healthy and tasty eggs at breakfast, regardless of rising food costs.
Not only that, in this class, you’ll discover how to integrate your flock into your homestead so they actually help with some of the real-world work — tilling cover crops or opening up new garden ground, for example!
You’ll know how to start your flock as just hatched chicks in a brooder, even if you’ve never raised chickens before.
By the end of the class, you’ll learn how to responsibly care for and manage a robust flock of layer hens that provide a year-long supply of eggs AND are valued partners in your homestead!
Let’s get started!
Your Traditional Skills Lesson Plan.
Enjoy a Year-Long Supply of Eggs with a Small Layer Flock!
- Lesson 1: You Can Raise Backyard Chickens
- Lesson 2: Meet Harvey
- Lesson 3: Get Your Supplies
- Lesson 4: Planning your Flock and Getting Stock
- Lesson 5: Setting up the Brooder
- Lesson 6: Managing Chicks in a Brooder
- Lesson 7: Permanent Housing
- Lesson 8: Housing in a Mobile Shelter
- Lesson 9: The Improved Chicken Run
- Lesson 10: Manure Management
- Lesson 11: Feeding and Watering
- Lesson 12: Maximizing Natural Feeds
- Lesson 13: Cultivating Earthworms for Poultry Feed
- Lesson 14: Protecting the Flock from Predators
- Lesson 15: The Family’s Egg Supply
- Lesson 16: Your Next Steps
- BONUS: FAQ Video Section…your answers to top questions
Your Skill Instructor: Harvey Ussery
Hi! I’m Harvey Ussery and I’ve been a proud homesteader since 1984. I live in northern Virginia with my wife Ellen on our modern homestead — Boxwood.
Our family moved from a Washington DC suburb to three good acres in the northern Virginia countryside. I was deeply influenced by the work of Wendell Berry, poet and prophet, and his critique of modern agriculture and its damaging effects on our culture and on natural systems.
During our first year as homesteaders, my daughter asked to start a flock of chickens. And that started a never-ending learning adventure.
Soon I was known as “The Chicken Man” and folks started coming to see our chickens and ask questions about keeping a flock of their own.
Later I set up a website — The Modern Homestead and published articles in Backyard Poultry, Mother Earth News, and Grit!
And in 2011, I published The Smart-Scale Poultry Flock.
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