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Backyard chickens a great starter for your homestead!


Virtual Meeting: Backyard Chickens for Beginners

  • Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Don't stop your livestock production plans, our Backyard Chickens class is now offered online! Backyard chickens are a great starter for your homestead. Learn the laws (yes, there are laws regarding chickens!) and best practices from our livestock educator, Jason! Learn how to select, house and care for small flocks of chickens.

Are you new to raising chickens?

At this class you will get an overview of:

  • How to navigate your town’s rules and regulations for backyard chicken keeping
  • Getting started with egg layers or broilers (meat birds), and choosing the bird that is right for you
  • Housing, feeding and watering needs—including portable chicken coops
  • Protecting your birds from weather and predators

Class instructor, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Livestock Educator, Jason Detzel, has many years of chicken-raising experience with both laying hens and meat breeds of all kinds. Whether you’re interested in raising a few chickens in your backyard or starting your own chicken-based enterprise, this class will cover it all!



Last updated March 21, 2020