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.
- Learn about useful equipment
- Ensure animal welfare and biosecurity