Backyard Chooks for Beginners - Online

Beginners guide to keeping chickens at home

Live via Zoom
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If you are considering getting backyard chooks then this is the webinar for you.

Join farmer Rae and learn the basics of backyard chicken keeping. This webinar will cover the characteristics of different breeds, housing and care needs of chickens.

You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to begin keeping chickens and producing free-range eggs.

Raewyn Pickering

Raewyn has been one of the farmers here at Edendale for 4 years, and has worked on other farms and animal settings for nearly a decade as well as undergoing formal animal husbandry training. She also has her own backyard flock close to the city, so is aware of many of the challenges and requirements of owning urban chickens.

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What you will learn
  • Basics of keeping chooks in the backyard
  • Housing and care needs
  • Common problems and solutions
What you will get
  • Handout

What to bring
  • Inquiring mind
What to wear

Webinar Casual

Appropriate for

home gardeners, cooks, environmentally concerned, families

Refund & Cancellation Policy

- Refund and transfer requests. Refunds, transfers or credit will not be processed if you cancel within 72 hours of the class or event commencing. To request a refund or transfer, Edendale Farm requires at least 72 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event. Please email edendale@nillumbik.vic.gov.au to organise.

- Partial refunds. Edendale Farm has the right to issue a partial refund, (i.e., A % of the total order) and to retain any booking and processing fees associated with the order.

- Missed classes. Edendale Farm does not offer refunds, transfers, or makeup sessions for missed classes. If you can't make a class, you can arrange with Edendale Farm to send someone else in your place.

- Cancelled class/event. In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edendale Farm or organised by Edendale Farm must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edendale Farm


I agree to give Edendale Farm unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs, videos or recordings taken at Edendale Farm classes and events or on Edendale Farm premises. (For use of Edendale Farm marketing materials).

Photos and videos recordings will not be taken of children without written permission from parents or guardians.


Edendale Farm requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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11 October 2020 • Backyard Chooks for Beginners - Online

Very informative class covering all aspects of chickens & their care. Very knowledgeable teacher - highly recommend for newbies!


11 October 2020 • Backyard Chooks for Beginners - Online

Backyard Chooks for Beginners was brilliant. Far more information was provided that I expected. Heaps of helpful hints and Raewyn rolled with our regular questions. Good pace and the calmest chook I have ever seen. A great place to start.


10 October 2020 • Backyard Chooks for Beginners - Online

Raewyn was enthusiastic and informative in her delivery of a very useful presentation. ...And her friend Silvia was very well behaved! Very rewarding.