Raising Backyard Chickens

Our next Raising Backyard Chickens Course is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020

As people are becoming more interested in where their food comes from, the trend of raising back yard chickens is growing. Guelph approves the growing of chickens however many growers have questions about welfare, environment, winter management, manure management and health of their birds. The Poultry Industry Council’s course will help address some of these questions, as well as covering the basics of chick care, egg quality, feed and nutrition and disease management. Below is the information flyer from our last course. Want to learn more click here to be taken to our small flock, backyard chicken web-page for on-line learning modules and podcasts with Dr. Scott Gillingham.

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Click here to access City of Guelph’s By-laws pertaining to the keeping of backyard chickens. See section 12-15 under “Animal Registrations”.

Here is what a few of the participants of our 2019 Backyard Basics course had to say:

  • So many incredible resources! Great analogies and simplified concepts. A thorough but digestible amount of information.
  • Great information for small flocks
  • Well focused on bird health & welfare
  • Lecturers were engaging and well-informed. Lots of excellent take home materials!