Keeping Healthy Backyard Chickens: Poultry Injury and Disease – recognising and treating common health problems (July 27th Bathurst only)
Saturday afternoon, July 27th, 2pm - 4.30pm
‘Keeping healthy Backyard Chickens: A focus on feed and nutrition for the best eggs and meat in town"
TIME: 2.00pm - 4.30pm
COST $65 per person
Anyone who keeps chickens or other poultry has experienced the issue of an injured bird or sick bird. Chickens are prone to dog and fox attack, injuries caused by misadventure or sustained in flocks experiencing temporary disharmony. Chickens also catch germs and suffer from insect infestation.
Taking your bird to the vet is not always an option. This can be due to financial constraints or because not many vets are ready or trained to treat birds. There are not many specialist avian vets around. In our area we are lucky to have a vet that treats birds including poultry, but that's not the case for everyone.
So what do you do if you can’t go to you vet? Doing this short course helps you recognise common injuries and illnesses experienced by chickens (and occasionally ducks, geese and turkeys) and shows you how to treat these injuries so your bird has the best chance of a productive recovery. More importantly, the workshop helps you approach the "triage" of your injured or ill bird, deciding when you should treat, go to the vet regardless, or humanely dispatch your bird.
Your Course Facilitators
Bronwyn Richards of Wynlen House Urban Micro Farm is an former vet nurse who has been keeping poultry for most of her life and has very practical experience and a commitment to managing poultry health and well being. Bronwyn Richards, the District vet and an Avian specialist vet have run poultry nutrition and care courses together throughout the SE NSW region for Local Land Services. Helen Lynch BA, DipEdStud, MEdAdmin, PostGCOEd, CertIVTAE, is a poultry keeper and experienced educational designer who has spent the last 15 years designing learning experience for adults.