Caring for Backyard Chooks

Next date: Sunday, 06 November 2022 | 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM


Ever wanted to have chooks and collect your own fresh eggs from your backyard each day?

Or perhaps you have chooks already and have a few questions about how to best care for them?

Come along and meet Farmer Raewyn who will cover all the basics of how to raise chickens at home.

Raewyn Pickering

Raewyn has been one of the farmers here at Edendale for 6 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

 If you have accessibility requirements please contact to discuss

Privacy notification

Nillumbik Shire Council – Edendale Farm is collecting your information for the purpose of registering you for the Backyard Chook workshop. The information you provide will be used to complete your booking. The personal information you provide will not be shared without your consent unless we are permitted or required to by law. If the mandatory information is not provided, we may be unable to complete the registration process. You have the right to access and correct your personal information. Enquiries for access should be made to the Privacy Officer 9433 3271, or PO Box 476, Greensborough Vic 3088.


  • Sunday, 06 November 2022 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM


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

Edendale Community Environment Farm, 30 Gastons Rd, Eltham 3095  View map

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