Backyard Chickens @Central Library

September 20, 2016

Contact: Anh-Vu Doan
Berkeley Public Library


Berkeley, CA.  September 20, 2016- Carine Elkhoraibi and the UC Davis Department of Poultry Health and Food Safety Epidemiology present a fascinating workshop and Q&A session designed to help people get started with raising chickens in their backyards. Join us on Saturday, October 15th from 2-4 PM in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room of the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street (at Shattuck) and learn how to raise your backyard chickens in a way that's humane, conforms to laws and respects neighbors.

The workshop is geared to anyone interested in raising chickens - or currently doing so. The program will address issues ranging from chicken behavior and adopting from rescue shelters to minimizing common behavior problems and logistics, such as coop design and where to find equipment.

As urban farming and chicken husbandry increase in popularity, the workshop is an effort to provide vital information that keeps both the birds and the humans happy.

For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6148.

The Central Library is located at 2090 Kittredge St. and is open: Monday, noon – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. 

Wheelchair accessible.  For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability.  Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs.  Visit the library’s website:


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