OSLSS Meating Chickens and Rabbits

chickens in nestboxFrom egg or doe to table, learn about raising, keeping, caring for, and harvesting chickens and rabbits in your backyard. Learn to dress out a bird and/or rabbit to take home for another day’s dinner. Then see the next step up in chicken harvesting… using cones and an electric plucker!

Raising rabbits is the first choice of many homesteaders because rabbit meat is fairly cheap and easy to produce in a very short time. And it’s cholesterol-free! Sample some in Margaret’s infamous lapin pot-pie during our pot-luck lunch.

EGGS-perience Chickens
… and Meat Rabbits
Saturday, Oct. 15 at Local Farm.

All our Old Style Life Skills Series workshops  take place in or near Cornwall, CT, run from 10:30 to 1:30 and include a pot-luck lunch. Suggested donation:$35/family.

To visit our blog for reports on past chicken workshops, click here.
To visit reports on past rabbit workshops, click here for our report on rabbits

Because the workshops are limited in size, registration, BEFORE each workshop, is required. To register, we ask for a $25 deposit in advance. Full suggested donation is $35/family. Please scroll down to register on-line.

OR contact Debra@Motherhouse.us or 860-672-0229.


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