Archive for January 31st, 2010

news from Yellow House Farm: chicken schools and time to order chicks!

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

In Yellow House Farm’s latest email newsletter:

The Yellow House Farm seminar Homesteading Heritage Poultry is designed to give you a complete introduction to the various aspects of stewarding poultry for the homestead.  The class is divided into four sections, each designed to provide a thorough base in the targeted subject matter.  The term “poultry” refers to chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and guinea fowl.  Homesteading Heritage Poultry focuses specifically on the needs of heritage chickens, although much of what is discussed is pertinent to the farming of other sorts of fowl.  It is not geared to matters concerning the production of factory layers and broilers.  Our goal is to present the best of traditional methodologies in the light of modern poultry science to build an understanding of the kinds of practices that lead to invigorating and environmentally friendly farming, based in respectful stewardship.  See the website for a full description and registration information >

Classes are held at Yellow House Farm.  Spring 2010 seminars are one-day intensives held on Saturdays from 9:00am-4:00pm, seven dates are offered.  The cost of the Homesteading Heritage Poultry seminar is $45.00.  Pre-registration is required.

Dates for Homesteading Heritage Poultry: 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, and 5/29.  We recommend early registration as each date is limited to 10 participants.

If you would like to be part of this wonderful local movement to become a steward of heritage poultry both for their protection and betterment and for the establishment and promotion of our local food security, consider attending one of our seminars.  Here’s the link.
Chicks! Chicks! Chicks!  It’s hard to have chicken and eggs without ’em.  We are beginning to take orders for 2010 hatchlings.  We shall again be offering hatchlings in Anconas and Dorkings.  Anconas are primarily egg-layers, while cockerels are also tasty fryers and fricassee birds.  Dorkings are excellent heritage meat birds with respectable egg production.  Both are steeped in history.  We expect hatchlings to book up early.  So follow this link to learn more and get that order in to that we might serve you best.  Remember, in the name of fairness, that orders are filled on a “first come, first served” basis.  Here’s the link.