Backyard Poultry Keeping Class
Category: Food & Eating

Backyard Poultry Keeping Class

Announcement from Cooperative Extension:

Backyard Poultry Keeping Class
Wednesday, February 1, 6:30-8:30 PM

@ CCE-Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY

The class will focus on breeds for egg laying, raising chicks to layers, housing, as well as general care and feeding of birds.   Heather Birdsall, area livestock educator with Cooperative Extension, will lead the class. There is a $5.00 fee (per household) to attend the class and certificates will be given to City of Ithaca residents seeking to apply for a permit to keep chickens on city lots.

The class is required for City residents to obtain a permit from the City Clerk to keep up to 4 chickens (no roosters) on city lots greater than 3000 SF.  Chicken coops must be able to be located at least 5 feet away from neighboring property and 20 feet from the primary residence. 

Pre-registration is required – call 607-272-2292 or email

Image credit: Photo courtesy of the USDA Image Gallery

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