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Backyard Chickens 101: Chicken-Keeping

Schedule and location

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$29.00 member
$34.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Learn the essential skills and knowledge for raising happy, healthy backyard chickens. Whether you’re exploring the possibility of chicken-keeping or already have your own birds, join local chicken expert Jen Murtoff to find out about best practices for raising chicks, caring for adult birds, and keeping your neighbors happy!

Continue your learning by signing up for Backyard Chickens 102: Chicken Coop Basics that afternoon.

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Jennifer Murtoff, owner, Home to Roost LLC

Jennifer Murtoff of Home to Roost LLC provides classes and presentations on backyard chickens in the Chicagoland area. She also provides and emergency advice. While growing up, she cared for chickens, quail, turkeys, and other fowl. Her clients include Heartland Housing and the Cook County Sheriff’s Department. 

Backyard Chickens 101: Chicken-Keeping