Office of Community & Academic Enrichment

Introduction to Raising Backyard Chickens

If you have a few chickens in your backyard, or many on a farm or ranch, come learn more about the principles of managing a healthy flock. Also, if you are new to chickens and interested in developing a backyard flock, find out about city regulations and necessary equipment to get yourself started. In this class, learn about various breeds, cold weather care, common illnesses, and more. Proper nutrition and how to create a custom feed for optimal growth and egg production will also be covered. With this class, a sure dozen farm-fresh eggs and hearty health chickens are in your future!

This two-week class meets Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 pm. Registration deadline is October 15.


Fall 2019

Time: 2 Weeks / W 6:00-7:00 pm
Cost: $25
Start Date: October 16

Location: BUS 119
Instructor: Austin Spencer

Instructor Bio

Austin Spencer operates a livestock feed business and specializes in custom poultry feed mixtures. He was a farming entrepreneur from a young age and ran a small hatchery and flock of over 300 birds for several years. Originally from Orderville, Utah, Austin now lives in Cedar City and is a student at SUU.

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