Start raising chicks now so they reach maturity by next winter. Join Marianne Morrison as she walks you through the ups and downs of raising chickens in Philadelphia. Marianne has been raising chickens most of her life and worked with the aviary team at the Philadelphia Zoo.
Learn from our expert how to care for chickens from chick, to pullet, to egg laying hen. We’ll discuss the characteristics and egg productivity of various breeds, the importance of a clean and harmonic environment for your flock, housing in a four season climate, as well as the pests and predators that you may encounter with a flock.
She will touch base on the challenges of raising chickens in the city limits and the groups that are trying to overturn Philadelphia’s ban on chickens.
We recommend customers order at least 3 chicks to get started. Chicks will be available to pick up at the workshop. Please bring a carrier to take them home. Be advised that raising chickens in Philadelphia is currently banned by the city. We recommend talking to your neighbors and getting their feedback before ordering.