It doesn’t get much better than frying up a couple of farm-fresh eggs that you just collected yourself. Maybe that is why so many people, whether they are on a rural acreage or an urban homestead, are becoming increasingly interested in raising chickens in their backyards.
University of Illinois Extension educator Andy Larson will offer a class on home-scale poultry production called “Raising Backyard Chickens Right” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the DeKalb County Extension office at 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore.
Topic of discussion include:
• Choosing chicken breeds and starting your chicks
• Considerations for building a coop and designing a chicken run
• Overcoming winter weather and pressure from predators
• Handling and selling eggs in Illinois safely and legally
The program fee is $5, payable in advance or at the door. Pre-registration is preferred to ensure adequate space and materials. To register or for more information, call the Extension office at 815-758-8194 or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo.
Participants who require reasonable accommodation can call the office at 815-758-8194.