chickens at Underhill Farm in Dryden NY
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backyard chickens for beginners


Virtual Meeting: Backyard Chickens for Beginners

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

This event will now be offered virtually.

CCE prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and due to an abundance of caution, our Backyard Chickens program on March 30 will now be offered as a virtual meeting.

Learn how to select, house and care for small flocks of chickens!

Monday, March 30, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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!

Cost: FREE

Register online.

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CCE Rockland Education Center
10 Patriot Hills Drive
Stony Point, New York 10980

Last updated March 19, 2020