Backyard chicken class rescheduled for Saturday

Feb. 25, 2013 @ 08:43 PM


Originally scheduled for Feb. 9 by Vance-Granville Community College, the one-day “Backyard Chicken Craft” class will now be conducted Saturday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Among several personal enrichment offered by the school, this course will include a classroom component (on the main campus in Vance County) and a hands-on portion (to take place at instructor Mike Holland’s farm on Lickskillet Road in Warren County).

Holland will instruct students on specific details of raising chickens: how many to raise, what breed to pick, the housing and care involved, and ultimately whether or not the venture is something they should pursue. Students will have a one-hour lunch break.

The cost for each student to take this course is $25. A pair of sessions will also be offered in April.

“Beekeeping Basics,” which starts Thursday and is also taught by Holland, still has spaces available.

To register for either or both classes, call Theresa Somerville at (252) 738-3427 or email her at