Homesteaders to host chick care workshop

A Kings Mountain homesteading couple is providing a novel workshop that may lead to contributors leaving with an uncommon reward.

The newbie chick care workshop is the primary native certainly one of its type, and Dale and Meghan Riviere are providing a free chick to every one that registers.

With the value of eggs sky excessive, they determined now could be the time to show individuals to lift their very own flocks and be somewhat extra self-sufficient.

“Eggs are so costly, for individuals desirous about beginning in a yard flock of egg layers, now’s the time,” mentioned Meghan Riviere.

The newbie chick care workshop can be held in Kings Mountain from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11 for $25 and contains one free chick.

Riviere mentioned she and her husband, Dale, have raised chickens on and off for at the very least seven years and just lately restarted a flock after buying a brand new home in Kings Mountain.

“We determined we’re going to go for it. We’ll be doing extra homesteading issues. We already knew learn how to take care of chickens,” she mentioned.

They added geese and rabbits and in addition develop and promote natural merchandise.

Riviere mentioned they don’t watch common TV, however they get pleasure from watching homesteaders on YouTube.

“We adopted those who impressed us, and we thought someday, we must always do our personal,” she mentioned.

They determined to video what farm life is all about and share it by way of social media.

The couple has YouTube, an Instagram, riviereandco and a Fb web page Riviere&Co, that provides a peek into farm life, from hatching a brand new batch of chicks from an incubator to cleansing and getting ready eggs to promote and constructing a duck pond.

Riviere mentioned they acquired the thought for a workshop by watching a fellow homesteader close to Asheville who provided a pig workshop.

“That’s actually cool how he does this stuff and gives to show individuals,” she mentioned. “I believed that was superb, individuals take what they love and present others. We all know a lot about chickens, we might positively train a category on that.”

She mentioned with egg costs nonetheless so excessive, it appeared like the proper alternative to show individuals to handle the birds and have their very own supply of eggs.

“We really feel led to do that, that it might be useful to anyone,” she mentioned.

At the moment, there are a number of slots left open and if the workshop goes properly, they’d like to supply one other.

“We’re actually excited to show individuals what we learn about it so far as learn how to take care of them from when they’re chicks till they’re older,” she mentioned. “What to feed them, in the event that they get sick or points with the flock, something you possibly can consider we’ll cowl that.”

She mentioned they’ll present contributors across the homestead and tackle any questions individuals might need.

“We like to be concerned locally,” Riviere mentioned. “We’re actually energetic in our church, and our children are concerned within the issues we do right here.”

She mentioned they wish to be real of their social media messages.

“We would like it to be natural. We don’t need it to be pretend,” Riviere mentioned. “That is one thing we do day-after-day. We have now a ardour for this, and we love doing this whether or not promoting eggs or what have you ever. It is a nice strategy to serve the group.”

She mentioned they’ve had different individuals train them new issues, and so they prefer to go that data on and and share it with others.

“That is one thing we learn about and invested in for years, and we are able to train individuals and so they can train individuals. They’ll begin their very own flock and begin being self sustainable. It is a ardour of ours, and we’re excited to offer individuals data.”

She mentioned they’ve room for 20 individuals and to date they’ve had round 14 join.

“We simply sort of threw this on the market to see if there’s any curiosity, and there is plenty of curiosity. If now we have greater than 20 individuals who wish to do that, we’ll set a date for one more one,” Riviere mentioned.

For extra data or to register, individuals can e mail

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