Backyard Poultry Keeping Class
Wednesday, February 1, 6:30-8:30 PM
@ CCE-Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY
The class will focus on breeds for egg laying, raising chicks to layers,
housing, as well as general care and feeding of birds. Heather Birdsall, area
livestock educator with Cooperative Extension, will lead the class. There is a
$5.00 fee (per household) to attend the class and certificates will be given to
City of Ithaca residents seeking to apply for a permit to keep chickens on city
The class is required for City residents to obtain a permit from the City Clerk
to keep up to 4 chickens (no roosters) on city lots greater than 3000 SF.
Chicken coops must be able to be located at least 5 feet away from neighboring
property and 20 feet from the primary residence.
Pre-registration is required - call 607-272-2292 or email
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