Learn About Raising Backyard Chickens at Feb. 17 Nature Program

Learn About Raising Backyard Chickens at Feb. 17 Nature Program

In this kind of cold weather, the thought of raising poultry might not be top of mind, but if you are curious about raising backyard chickens, or if you already have birds of your own and want to learn more, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County has a program for you.

According to a Forest Preserve District of Kane County news release, chickens are smart and interesting animals that are fun to get to know and raise. Imagine having your own supply of brown, blue, olive and pink freshly laid eggs every day. Discover the latest about local laws, raising chicks, caring for adult birds, and keeping your neighbors happy!

The Forest Preserve District’s “Learn from the Experts” Backyard Chickens 101 program will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva.

Learn From the Experts programs are for ages 18 and above. Masks are required at all programs and group sizes will be limited.

Advance registration is required. Registration fee is $10 per person. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Learn from the Experts programs are taught by experts in their respective fields and offer in-depth learning opportunities about our local ecology. The programs are offered through a partnership by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, St. Charles Park District and Geneva Park District.

SOURCE: Forest Preserve District of Kane County news release