Got eggs? Learn About Raising Chickens in the City

backyard chickens_600pxX280px.biggraphic Didn’t make it to the program?  Check out the PowerPoint and handouts at the bottom of this post!

The popularity and prevalence of small chicken flocks in urban neighborhoods has skyrocketed in the past five years.  Maybe you’ve been tempted to jump on the trend and benefit from the fresh eggs and animal companionship chickens provide.  But do you really have what it takes to be the manager of a city flock?

Find out at the Backyard Chickens 101 program at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library on Wednesday, March 26th.  The presentation begins at 7:00 pm in Marvin Auditorium 101A.

During the program you’ll learn about Topeka city ordinances and review some of the nitty-gritty truths of living with chickens.  Basic information such as acquiring a flock, obtaining supplies, dealing with roosters and managing predators and illness will be covered.

For more information contact Michelle at mstottlemire@gmail.com

Backyard Chickens PowerPoint for Blog

Chick & Chicken Supply Lists PDF

Top 10 Birds for Backyard Chickens PDF

List of Chicken Books Available at TSCPL

How to Boil Fresh Eggs that Peel Easily PDF

Michelle Stottlemire

Michelle is a fifth-generation Kansan who has a passion for history, radical home-making and science fiction. When not on one of TSCPL's bookmobiles she can be found educating students at surrounding schools with dynamic programming.