chickens at Underhill Farm in Dryden NY
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backyard chickens for beginners


Backyard Chickens for Beginners

  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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!

Register online.

Register by March 28.


$10 per household



This event is online

Last updated March 2, 2021