Raising Backyard Chickens backyard

Next Session Scheduled Tentatively for - Saturday, March 26, 2022 



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. 

  • Have your questions answered
  • Troubleshoot
  • Learn about useful equipment
  • Ensure animal welfare and biosecurity 

Want to hear more about the course, watch this short informational video.

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

Here is what a few of the participants of our 2020 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!


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