Increasing interest in food production and sustainable living techniques has led many people to want to produce at least some of their own food. Gardening is first on many lists, but when people want to do more, chickens can be one of the easiest types of livestock to keep when time or space is limited. With a limited financial investment, homeowners can quickly have a flock up and running, producing eggs in only a few months.
Getting it right
Being successful with your chickens is important not only for your family, but also for the birds you will be taking care of. Before getting started with chickens, it's important for homeowners to do their research and become more educated in all of the aspects of owning backyard birds. From making sure local regulations allow for backyard chickens to learning how to select the right birds for your family flock, it's important to take time to learn about the needs of the animals you will be caring for. Books, local clubs and organizations, and workshops are all "egg-cellent" ways to educate yourself before placing that first order for chicks.
If you are interested in learning more about starting a flock of backyard chickens, join us at NRT on Saturday, March 11th from 9:00-10:30 am for our Anniversary Workshop, Getting Started with Backyard Chickens. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. For class information and registration forms, click here to visit our 50th Anniversary Workshops page!
We hope to see you in class!