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Backyard Chicken Basics with Bob Lies

  • Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply (map)

Saturday, November 23, 1:00-3:00 pm

Cost: $20, child under 12 with adult $10 (please call 651-645-0818 to purchase child tickets, not available online)

This class will cover all aspects of backyard flock management in an urban setting: getting permits, choosing suitable varieties, raising chicks, coop and run requirements, feed and nutrition, common health issues, predators, cold-climate care, chickens in the garden, composting chicken waste, etc. There will be plenty of time for questions, and hands-on time with live chickens (chickens permitting).

Taught by Egg|Plant co-owner Bob Lies. Bob and Audrey have kept chickens in their St. Paul backyard for over ten years. They started their chicken adventures raising chicks for the Student Organic Farm at the University of Minnesota, and have experienced both the joys and troubles of keeping chickens in the city. 

Please plan ahead for street parking. The one parking space in our shared parking area is for loading and pick-up. We share a parking lot, please be courteous and do not park in our loading zone. Thank you for helping us to be good neighbors.


Later Event: November 24
Making Winter Medicine Workshop