Raising Backyard Chickens

Hold the date, our next webinar will be held March 23, 2024

The trend of raising backyard chickens is growing. People are becoming more interested in where their food comes from, and want to ensure access to quality eggs and chicken, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Does urban farming appeal to you now more than ever?  Wonder what it takes to have a small backyard flock?  Looking for a steady supply of fresh, local eggs?  

Many municipalities in Canada approve the growing of chickens however many have questions about welfare, environment, winter management, manure management, and maintaining good health of their birds.

The Poultry Industry Council’s webinar along with Al Dam, OMAFRA’s Poultry Specialist, addressed these questions, as well as covering the basics of chick care, egg quality, feed and nutrition, and disease management. 

  • Troubleshoot
  • Learn about useful equipment
  • Ensure animal welfare and biosecurity 


Please refer to your municipality By-laws for more information on regulations regarding raising back yard chickens.

Couldn't join us live? 

You can access our event via recording. 

There is a flat rate fee of $25.00. Once payment is processed an email will be sent to you with the documents and access to the recording for your viewing on demand. 

To order please contact PIC at pic@poultryindustrycouncil.ca

Here is what a few of the participants of our 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
  • The lecturers were engaging and well-informed. Lots of excellent take-home materials!