If you are interested in learning the basics of Backyard Poultry Husbandry the Duval County Extension Office will present online options this year for you to become familiar with everything you will need to know to start raising hens. Things that will be covered in the introductory class include: Embryology, Breed Selection, Coop Design, Health Management, Egg Production, Flock Management, Nutrition, and Hen Physiology. These classes will satisfy the requirement to recieve a Backyard Hen permit from the communities in Duval County. After the presentation you will be required to participate in a short evaluation/quiz prepared from subjects covered in the class. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will receive a certificate to use to apply for the permit.
Click Below for the Eventbrite Backyard Hen Class Registration
Self Paced Poultry Class:
If you would rather take an online course at your convenience and at your own pace, the Baker County Extension Office is offering a self paced online class through an online platform called CANVAS. The cost is $15.00. The registration information is in the following link.
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