Backyard Chickens 101

Backyard Chickens 101

Thinking about backyard chickens? Join us to learn more!

The UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Small Farms program will offer a small flock egg production and management class for beginners on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the UF/IFAS Extension Polk County office in Bartow. The class is limited to 40 participants on a first come first served basis.

Figure out which end is up with chicken production and how to comply with regulations to sell eggs! This class will teach you about: housing, egg production, breed selection, health management, bio-security and food safety, nutrition and pasture management, predator control and legal requirements to sell eggs. Local ordinances will be reviewed and door prizes will be offered.

Wet your whistle with resources for backyard flocks here:


Class Details

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9 AM – 1 PM.

Where: UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, 1702 S Hwy 17 S., Bartow, FL 33830

Cost: $20 for adults and $10 for children

Register: Online at

Contact: Rita West at 863-519-1043 or or Mary Beth Henry at 863-519-1049 or



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Posted: October 2, 2018

Category: Agriculture, Livestock
Tags: Chickens, Eggs, Mbhenry, Polksmallfarms

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