Learn the many reasons why chickens make a great – and easy – addition to any permaculture property. Recognize what chickens need to be healthy– and how you can provide for them. From coops, runs, and dust baths to food, water and breeding, you’ll gain the knowledge to raise happy birds who will provide you with tasty, organic eggs.

Our chickens course will give you a comprehensive understanding of what keeping chickens involves so that you will have the confidence to establish your own flock – and to ensure that your birds are kept healthy and happy.


  • Discover the myriad positive influences a chicken flock can have on your site
  • Be able to utilize the outputs of chickens effectively
  • Learn the requirements of position, size and orientation of a coop to ensure a happy flock
  • Analyze the suitability of a variety of organic bedding options
  • Be able to provide sufficient space and activity to keep your chickens happy
  • Discover the benefits of utilizing a chicken tractor
  • Appreciate the number of different sources from which you can feed your chickens
  • Know the importance of grit to a chicken’s diet
  • Understand the variety of needs a chicken has – and how to provide for them
  • Be able to spot the symptoms of some common chicken diseases
  • Discover some of the more common breeds available for your flock
  • Learn the two methods of incubating eggs – under hens and mechanically
  • Appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of different breeds so you can make the best choice for your circumstances
  • Ensure that you introduce new birds to your flock in a sensitive way

What's included?

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Lesson 1: The Benefits Of Chickens
chickens 1 - The Benefits Of Chickens.mp4
8 mins
Lesson 2: Shelter
chickens 2 - Shelter.mp4
10 mins
Lesson 3: Space
chickens 3 - Space.mp4
4 mins
Lesson 4: Food And Water
chickens 4 - Food And Water.mp4
7 mins
Lesson 5: Other Needs
chickens 5 - Other Needs.mp4
12 mins
Lesson 6: Choosing a Breed
chickens 6 - Choosing a Breed.mp4
5 mins
Lesson 7: Breeding
chickens 7 - Breeding.mp4
8 mins