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Sweetwater Organic Farm course teaches basics of raising chickens

Posted at 6:02 AM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 06:04:26-05

TOWN 'N COUNTRY, Fla. — If you've ever been interested in raising your own backyard chickens but aren't sure where to start, Town 'n Country's Sweetwater Organic Community Farm has you covered.

The farm is hosting a 101 course on the basics of raising chickens on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $35.

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According to the event description, the course will cover the following:

  • Breeds to consider
  • What age to get your chicken
  • What to know about chicks
  • What chickens can do for you
  • How many you should have
  • Hillsborough County's rules on chicken keeping
  • Types of coops, coop spaces, nesting boxes
  • What to feed chickens

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Click here for more information and to register for the event.