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Resiliency Skills Online Gatherings: Getting Started With Backyard Chickens

Home Grown Eggs
May 1, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Anywhere, MA

Free! Donations accepted with gratitude

Join us for another of our free weekly Resiliency Skills Online Gatherings on Friday, May 1st, at 5:30pm. We will learn more about Getting Started with Backyard Chickens. Adding poultry to your backyard, homestead or farm can build your soil nutrients, control pest populations and even clear land while supplying you with healthy food. Our instructor, Kirby Lecy will present all the things she wished she had known about natural chicken keeping before adding them to their small farm. We will cover all the basics of keeping poultry for eggs, including:  

  • A tour of their coop and discussion about shelters
  • How to feed your chickens and convert food waste into nutritious food
  • Keeping your flock healthy
  • Managing manure
  • Ways to use chickens to fertilize your landscape and manage insect pests   


Kirby Lecy is a small farmer & chicken wrangler with 15+ years of working on food access, farming advocacy, and rural challenges.   

There is more than one way to access our webinar events: 

Via Computer: 


Webinar ID: 224-907-091 

Call in by phone:  

1 (213) 929-4232 – Access Code: 249-192-359 

Trouble registering? Contact Anna,, for support. 

If you have learned something useful at one of these webinars, and/or would like to see these much needed online gatherings continue, please consider making a donation to our GoFundMe campaign to help keep our organization going during this difficult time.  Your donation to the Resiliency Skills Series fundraiser will ensure our success and help us to bring these important skills to our community, near and far. 

For a limited time, GoFundMe, has offered to match the first $1,000 raised by organizations that have been financially impacted by COVID-19.  Donate now to help us raise $1,000 by May 5, 2020 in order to qualify for the match.

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