February 5 – Raise a Home Poultry Flock

Posted by  //  January 11, 2018  //  Calendar of Events, Farming & Agriculture

6:30 -8:00 pm

@ CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, NY

Raising a backyard flock for egg or meat production can be the perfect complement to a home

garden, providing manure and bug control. This class will focus on breeds for egg laying, raising chicks to layers, housing, sanitation, and general care and feeding of poultry. NOTE: This class is required for City of Ithaca residents who wish to obtain a permit to raise a flock (no more than 4 birds) in the City and recommended for others countywide who want to raise a few chickens in their backyards.  Fee: $5/person or $8/household to attend, includes certificate required for City permit application. Preregistration is required. Save time, register and pay online at ccetompkins.org/chickenclass, or contact Maria Christian, mjc72@cornell.edu(607) 272-2292 ext. 130.  NOTE: City residents must have a lot size of 3,000 SF in order to obtain a permit.  For more information on the City ordinance number 2016-13, check the City website or call the City Clerk’s office at 607-274-6570. The City ordinance will be further explained at the workshop.

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