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Backyard Bantam Experience

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Backyard Bantam Experience

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
animal encounter

Backyard Bantam Experience

animal encounter

Backyard Bantam Experience

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The Backyard Bantam Experience begins with a brief informational session and Q&A, highlighting the etiology of "true bantams" and "miniaturized bantams"... over your choice of beverage. Next, participants receive instruction in the construction and maintenance of suitable bantam chicken coops and runs, as well as exposure to the routine maintenance activities to keep the birds healthy and happy... with opportunity for hands-on practice in feeding, cleaning, catching and even clipping wing feathers to ensure their safety by preventing escape into the urban environment. The highlight for many guests will be their first experience collecting small fresh eggs, feeling the warmth of the bantam hens in caring for a brood that is nonetheless infertile due to the necessary absence of roosters within the city limits. Every participant will receive a small basket of free-range bantam eggs, whether or not they collect them personally. For the culinary finale of the Backyard Bantam Experience, join us in the kitchen for homemade omelets with fresh local herbs and craft cheeses!

Your host

Learn more about Tab

Tab

The Backyard Bantam Experience will offer a range of activities for guests with a passing... or deep-fried fascination with raising chickens in an urban setting for farm to table cuisine! From observing, feeding, collecting eggs, to preparing omelets... participants may choose their own level of immersion. Your hosts Tab and Lisa have gone from novices to well-seasoned poultry keepers in just over a year, gathering a wealth of knowledge while retaining their excitement for the endearing and comic antics of bantam chicken breeds, the half-sized hens that are perfect for small city yards.

What's included

Food
Small basket of bantam hen eggs. Optional fresh-made omelets
Drinks
Beverage of your choice is provided... wine, beer, coffee, tea, bottled water...
Equipment
Nets, gloves, feed, sanitary hand cleanser

Where you'll be

The Backyard Bantam Experience will meet at the tropically-themed PalmTreeHouse near the historic Wilmington Riverfront, around the homemade chicken coop we call the Cedar Shake-n-Bake.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests should wear long-sleeved shirts to prevent incidental scratching from the chickens.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Comfortable clothing that could get dirty

More tips

While free-range chickens, and their eggs, are known to carry salmonella bacteria, our chickens are in a tidy coop, and disinfectant wipes are provided for personal sanitation and for cleaning eggs.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

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Backyard Bantam Experience
New experience
$37/person
New experience
$37/person