Backyard Chicken Keeping and Biosecurity Class


Interested in learning how to raise chickens?

Where: Wardle Feed and Pet Supply, located at 7610 Three Acre Lane (W. 42nd Ave. and Wadsworth), Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

What: This class covers everything you need to know about raising chickens, bio-security, predators, the best diet, coops, breeds, equipment, egg production, winter and cold weather, bird costs, breeds, and much, much more!  Learn accurate information about your birds.  There is a lot of bad information out there on the internet but this class will equip you with accurate, up to date, and reliable information.   Your chickens are very fragile and can catch diseases very easily, so this class covers bio-security in detail.  The average class size is usually around 15 people and we close the class when it reaches 25 attendees.  Over 200 people took this class in 2018.  The feedback we regularly get from attendees is that they are very appreciative of the extensive, practical information and they tell us that are way more successful with their birds than others who have not taken the class.

This class lasts about two hours long, with time for questions and answers afterward.  We actually hold the class right next door at the Pearman Law Firm in comfortable chairs.

Who: Local, experienced, and knowledgeable poultry expert from our partner at Fulenwider Farms teaches this class.  For over 30 years he has been hatching, raising and selling hundreds of thousands of common and exotic chickens every year.  You will leave this class with the information you need to be successful.  The instructor regularly manages the poultry exhibits at many local and regional events, such as the Denver County Fair and other poultry competitions.  He is a frequent poultry consultant when chicken farmers have health issues with their birds.

Cost: $20 per person, children 15 and under are free with a paying adult.

Includes:   All written materials including class workbook containing chicken information and space for note taking, bio-security information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and brooder kit information.