Backyard Chicken Keeping

An accessible introduction for anyone who’s interested in raising backyard hens! The class will cover all of the basics of caring for baby chicks and adult chickens in an urban or suburban setting. Class includes instructional handouts, resource list, and a video tour of an urban backyard barnyard. Instructor will bring a couple of hens into the classroom, and students will have the opportunity to hold and examine them.

The topics covered include:

  • Choosing the perfect chickens (best breeds and how/where to purchase)
  • Chick care
  • Housing and fencing
  • Feeding
  • Chicken maintenance & common challenges
  • Winter care
  • All about the eggs
  • Financial considerations (initial investment and ongoing costs)
  • Livestock licensing process
Location: Denver, colorado