Backyard chickens: an egg-cellent hobby

Feb 12, 2016

This weekend the Hunter Park GardenHouse is hosting a workshop to get you started raising chickens in your own backyard. Current State speaks with workshop instructor Corie Jason to find out more.

 

Corie Johnson's chickens outside of their coop.
Credit Corie Johnson
Around the country, backyard chicken farming has become more popular in recent years. If you’ve been tempted to have access to fresh eggs from your own backyard, you’ve probably wondered how much work would be involved. How much space do chickens need? What do they eat?  How hard is this? To satisfy that curiosity, Current State checks in with Corie Jason. Corie’s hosting a Lansing workshop at the Hunter Park GardenHouse tomorrow where she’ll discuss how to raise backyard chickens. Corie serves as one of the poultry leaders for Red Cedar 4H Club and has been raising her own chickens for six years. We’ll speak with workshop instructor Corie Jason to find out more.