Raising Backyard Hens

Thanks to everyone who came to our

Backyard Hens Workshop

David Tepfer and Katie McDermott shared their experience raising hens including information on getting started, housing, feed and health care, chicken biology and anatomy, harvesting eggs, and protection from predators.

For resources on raising chickens, please check out the following links:

Backyard Hen Resources

Pioneer Valley Backyard Chicken Association

The City Chicken


Simple Hen Houses


Nicer Hen Houses

Description of how to raise hens

Photos of a backyard henhouse  in Amherst

For a video on raising hens, see:

Raising Chickens in Your Backyard

For information contact John M. Gerber at (413)549-6949 or jgerber@psis.umass.edu

Co-Sponsored by the North Amherst Community Farm and Simple Gifts


Simple Gifts CSA

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