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Community

Raising chickens course offered

OREGON – Andy Larson, a University of Illinois Extension local foods systems and small farms educator, will present a class on home-scale poultry production.

Raising Backyard Chickens Righ will be from 6 to 8 p.m. March 15 at the Ogle County Extension off, 421 W. Pines Road.

Participants will discuss choosing chicken breeds and starting chicks, considerations for building a coop and designing a chicken run, overcoming winter weather and pressure from predators, and handling and selling eggs in safely and legally.

The program fee is $10, payable in advance or at the door. Registration deadline is March 11. The program may be cancelled due to low registrations.

To register or for more information, e-mail sarowlan@illinois.edu Sarah Rowland, extension program coordinator, or the extension office at illinois.edu/bdo, 815-732-2191.

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