Berkeley offers how-to workshop on raising backyard chickens

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Berkeley offers how-to workshop on raising backyard chickens

Berkeley offers how-to workshop on raising backyard chickens

BERKELEY — The city will host a free workshop on how to raise backyard chickens humanely, legally and in a way that respects neighbors, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at Berkeley Animal Care Services, 1 Bolivar Drive.

Space is limited. RSVP to animalservices@cityofberkeley.info or 510-981-6603.

The workshop will be conducted by UC Davis Animal Welfare Scientist and chicken behavior expert Carine Elkhoraibi, and will explore topics such as zoning, chicken care and chicken behavior, and how it relates to husbandry.

Other topics include:

  • Coop and perch design in a way that protects the chickens.
  • How to minimize problem behaviors.
  • How to introduce new birds.
  • Where to find equipment.
  • What to consider when purchasing chicks from a hatchery.
  • Adopting chickens from animal shelters and rescues.
  • Local laws regarding backyard chickens.
  • How to avoid predators.

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Published at Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:58:24 +0000