Agriculture agent Sharon Fox Gamble will present a beginners guide to raising backyard chickens from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
She will offer tips on getting started, building a coop, choosing a breed, caring for chicks and adults, and collecting and storing eggs. She will also explain how to find out if your property is approved for chicken farming.
This class satisfies the requirements for cities that issue permits to citizens who want to keep poultry.
Advance registration is required; call Sharon Fox Gamble or Marika Campbell at 386-822-5778.
The $20 program fee can be paid at the door with cash or a check made payable to University of Florida.
UF/IFAS Photo by Thomas Wright