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Each hen keeper must complete an introductory urban hen keeping course that is specific to an Alberta context. It is also recommended that each licensee have support and assistance from a recognized mentor for their first year of hen keeping.

Chickens 101 Course

River City Chickens presents "Chickens 101" , an informative course for urban chicken keepers.

Chickens 101 Course

Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Time: 1:30-4pm
Location: Online

Register Online

This class is approved by the City of Edmonton and meets the standards of training required for urban hen licence applications. Certificates of attendance will be provided to participants. Class size is restricted to allow for plenty of questions and discussion.

Topics covered include:

  • Municipal, Provincial and Federal regulations
  • Coop design and requirements
  • Feeding and care
  • Winter needs and concerns
  • Breed selection, buying hens and flock introductions
  • Predator and vermin prevention
  • Waste management
  • Biosecurity
  • Disease recognition and control
  • End of life options

For More Information

Animal Care & Control

For assistance with:

  • How to apply
  • Application status
  • Swarms 

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311



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