Tired of the eggs from the supermarket? Interested in eating fresh, organic eggs straight out of your backyard? This 2 day intensive will teach you the basics of what you need to know to raise your own chickens in your home garden. Be it only a couple hens, or a flock of 20. We’ll go over all the fundamentals of breeding, feeding, housing, and choosing the right chicken for your situation. We’ll also speak about how you can integrate them into a small veggie garden to increase onsite soil fertility and reduce pests.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
How to take care of a small backyard flock of chickens.
What breeds are available here in Bali.
What to feed chickens
How to house chickens
How to integrate them into a small veggie garden.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Anyone interested in healthy, organic eggs
Anyone that is interested in caring for chickens here in Bali and in the tropics.
Home gardeners or want-to-be home gardeners
Restaurant managers and chefs wanting better quality eggs
Those involved in food activism and organic/natural food production
WHERE YOU WILL STAY
You can choose between our campsite and our bamboo bunkhouse. If you require private and comfortable accommodation please email us: [email protected] and we will do our best in assisting you to find nearby accomodation. People who live here in Bali may choose to commute from their residence.
MORE ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
Sebastian Mesdag was born and raised in Spain on a farm. He first visited Bali at the age of 14 where he fell in love with the Bali green Jungle fowl (keker). He ended up buying some in a Market in Jakarta but unaware of what to feed them they died before he reached Spain. Since then he has been fasinated by chickens and has created his own breeds in Spain. Now living in Bali he is currently cross-breeding Indonesian breeds with western breeds to ensure a breed that is both hardy and productive. He is self taught and has learned more from trial and error than from books and is willing to share his experiences with you. “The best way to learn about chickens is to observe them closely in their natural habitat and create a place where they feel safe and secure.” Sebastian Mesdag.
INCLUDED IN YOUR COURSE FEE
Tools, materials, trip to the local animals market and a delicious farm lunch.
Email [email protected] to reserve your space.