Archive for January 7th, 2022

UPDATE: Chicken-keeping classes with Home to Roost change to online format


UPDATE 1/7/22: The two chicken classes I am teaching for Villa Park Public Library will now be held ONLINE via Zoom, instead of in-person. I hope you can join me for these virtual events!

Basic Backyard Chicken Keeping – January 19, 2022, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Please register for this online program (at the link above) and you will receive a link to join on January 19.

This class is designed for curious folks who are considering getting chickens, as well as for those who already have their own birds. Learn how to find local laws, choose and raise chicks, and care for adult birds.

NOTE: A license is necessary to keep hens in Villa Park, IL. Here are links to the Village’s guidelines & ordinance, and the license application:

CHICKEN (HEN) LICENSE Guidelines & Ordinance

CHICKEN (HEN) KEEPING LICENCE APPLICATION


My next class in the Villa Park Library series, about chicken coops, will also be held online:

Chicken Coop Basics – February 16, 2022 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Please register for this online program (at the link above) and you will receive a link to join on February 16.

This class addresses what you need to know about building a safe and comfortable home for your hens. You’ll learn the basic housing needs of backyard birds. Find out the essential components of a coop, construction materials to choose and avoid, important construction tips, and see different coop styles.

Photo by Liz McCrory of kosmicstudio.org