Keeping Chickens


Rodale Institute

Event Description:

Want to have chickens in your backyard and collect fresh eggs every day? Come see our chicken operation and find out how easy it is to start your own! Our livestock experts will show you how to start and make the chicks part of your family. We will talk about cost, breeds, housing options, how to feed and keep them healthy, and some challenges with predators and how to handle them. You’ll take home a list of books and other resources that will simplify your project and shorten the time from start to finish so you can enjoy a fresh egg from your own chicken in no time.

Tuition: $60/person. Organic Farmers Association members receive 25% off all workshops. If you are a veteran, you may be eligible to attend educational events for free. Please email veterans@rodaleinstitute.org for details.

Online registration closes at 2 PM EST the day prior to the scheduled date.

We will accept walk-ins for this class. Please arrive a few minutes before 10 am to pay the fee in the Garden Store.

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Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.