Short Course (Ryton) Keeping and Raising Bantams
Pekin Bantams are an ideal type of fowl to keep in a domestic garden, not only do they produce delicious eggs, they help to control pests. This is theory course on keeping and raising Bantams, it aims to equip the attendee with the knowledge and skills to keep bantams correctly and if desired raise replacements.
The course covers the following:
The origin of the breed - Potted history of the Pekin Bantam.
Factors to consider before deciding to keep Pekin Bantams - Legal restrictions, time available, chicken sitters, cost, space requirements, what do you want from your birds, predators, need a cockerel?
Providing suitable accommodation - Houses, coops, runs, fences and shelter, the best design for you and the birds.
Choosing healthy birds - what to look for, transportation.
Providing balanced nutrition - for chicks, poults and adult birds, the essentials and treats.
Carrying out health checks and giving medication - how to carry out regular health checks, what to look for; sign of ill health, what medicines and tonics to keep in stock.
Routine activities - feeding, watering, cleaning out and worming.
Pests, diseases and disorders of Pekin Bantams
Breeding Pekin Bantams - incubators, how to hatch eggs, brood boxes, caring for day-olds, raising to point-of-lay. Introducing new birds into a flock.
Dates and times - This is a ONE day programme.
18th July 2018
This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30.
What qualification will I get? On completion of the programme you will be given a course completion certificate from the Academy of Practical Horticulture.
What is the enrolment process? 1. Talk to us first to ensure that there is a place available on the course. 2. Complete an enrolment form on line, ensure you provide ALL of the details requested. 3. Payment options are: payment through the website using a credit/debit card or PayPal, alternatively cash or cheque on the first day of the course.
Cost ? £95.00 plus V.A.T. at £19.00 for the complete course, total payable £114.00.
What else do I need to know? This is predominantly a theory course, It will be conducted within a classroom environment.
What can I do after this course? You would be welcome to attend any of the short course or masterclasses that we offer, or perhaps (if not already studying one of them) one of the Royal Horticultural Society Courses at one of our centres.
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