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
How to be a good neighbor when keeping poultry
Getting started with egg layers or broilers (meat birds), and 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.

Register here

If you are wondering whether or not the town of Rosendale allows residents to have chickens on their property the answer is yes! All you need to do is fill out and submit an Application for Chicken/Duck Keeping Permit. You can find the application by clicking here.