Backyard Chickens for Beginners


Backyard Chickens for Beginners

  • Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you new to raising chickens? Learn how to select, house, and care for small flocks of chickens. 

At this class you will get an overview of:

  • How to navigate your town’s rules and regulations for backyard chicken flocks
  • Getting started with egg layers or broilers (meat birds)
  • Choosing the bird that is right for you
  • Housing, feeding and watering needs
  • Learn about 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.

Registration closes on 3/2/21.





Jason Detzel
Livestock Educator
845-340-3990 ext. 327


This event is online

Last updated January 21, 2021