Backyard chooks for beginners

Next date: Saturday, 13 November 2021 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM


If you are considering getting backyard chooks then this is the workshop for you!

Join Raewyn, one of Edendale's farm staff, and learn the basics of backyard chicken keeping. This face to face workshop will cover the characteristics of different breeds, housing and care needs of chickens.

You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to begin keeping chickens and producing free-range eggs.

Proudly brought to you as part of Nillumbik Shire Council’s annual Spring Outdoors program in conjunction with Manningham and Banyule councils.

Raewyn Pickering

Raewyn has been one of the farmers here at Edendale for 4 years, and has worked on other farms and animal settings for nearly a decade as well as undergoing formal animal husbandry training. She also has her own backyard flock close to the city, so is aware of many of the challenges and requirements of owning chickens in an urban setting. 

What you will learn

  • Basics of keeping chooks in the backyard Housing and care needs
  •  Common problems and solutions

What you will get

  •  Handout

What to bring

  • Inquiring mind

What to wear

  • Outdoor Casual

Appropriate for

  • Home gardeners, cooks, environmentally concerned, families

Please note, this event will be subject to current Victorian Government COVID-19 guidelines and may change format to an online event. If so a partial refund will be offered or the option to cancel and receive a full refund.  

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  • Saturday, 13 November 2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:
-Riding your bike
-Public Transport
-Car pooling
Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

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