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Backyard Chickens

Do you have backyard chickens or are you interested in having chickens on your property? We are here to help!

Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops and events to answer questions and provide education around owning chickens.

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Important News

Virulent Newcastle disease was recently diagnosed in backyard chickens in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties in California. This disease is almost always fatal, and many birds die suddenly before developing observable symptoms. Learn more about the disease, prevention, and other concerns here.

Additional Resources

Backyard Chickens: The Basics
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Considerations for Raising Chickens on your Property (Recorded Webinar)
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Home Produced Chicken Eggs
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Poultry Equipment & Housing Plans
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Small Acreage Management: Animals Webpage & Information
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Raising Chickens in Urban Environments: Oregon State Extension Service (Oregon State University)
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Living on the Land: Backyard Chicken Coop Design (Oregon State University)
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