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    Basic Chicken Care Suggested Curriculum

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    A little visual enrichment can go a long way for chicken residents. | Photo: Edgar’s Mission

    Updated January 11, 2022

    With all of The Open Sanctuary Project’s offerings, we know it can be difficult to know how to navigate it all, especially if you are new to the topic of chicken care! This outline is intended to help you make your way through our resources in a way that ensures you don’t miss anything and that you don’t find yourself reading the same material unnecessarily (though we encourage you to review information as needed).

    1) Introduction- For information on starting a sanctuary check out the following:

    2) For a very brief history on domesticated chickens, read:

    3) Complete Basic Chicken Care Part 1 or Basic Large Breed Chicken Care Part 1 (and if you’d like to learn about both large breed chickens and non-large breed chickens, complete the appropriate supplemental course):

    4) Complete Basic Chicken Care Part 2 or Basic Large Breed Chicken Care Part 2 (and, if you’d like, the appropriate supplemental course):

    6) Further Reading:

    We have hundreds of available resources covering a variety of topics, so if there is something specific you are looking for, be sure to check out our resources to see if we’ve covered it. If we haven’t, feel free to contact us, and we’ll let you know if it’s something we can work on. Also keep in mind that we are constantly creating new content and updating our published resources as we get new information to share- if you’re interested in getting updates about newly added or updated resources, sign up for our newsletter!


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