Backyard Chickens 102: Chicken Coop Basics


Learn how to build a safe and comfortable home for your hens. Get the scoop on the basic needs of your backyard birds from local chicken expert, Jen Murtoff.  See examples of coop styles, and learn the nuts and bolts of building your own, including: the essential components of a coop, things to avoid when choosing construction materials, and important construction tips. Students should have basic knowledge of chicken keeping--if you’re new to the topic, sign up for Backyard Chickens 101 and make a day of it!

Instructor: Jen Murtoff, owner, Home to Roost LLC
Notes: Limit 20
Prerequisite: Backyard Chickens 101 or equivalent experience.

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Schedule and Location

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$29.00 member
$34.00 nonmember

Registration Information

CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.