Backyard Chicken Basics

Camden County Chickens and Therapy Chickens founder, Gwenne Baile, is offering a series of educational classes on "The Basics of Raising Backyard Chickens" for anyone looking to raise backyard chickens. The classes are co-hosted by The Oaklyn Green Team and will take place from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the Oaklyn Firehall. 20 W. Clinton Avenue, on Tuesday, March 24th, Wednesday, May 20th, Wednesday, July 29th and Thursday, October 29th. The course will also be offered on Sunday, September 20th at the Haddon Township Environmental and Historical Center, 143 E. Ormond Avenue. Space is limited to 50 seats and pre-registration is recommended. The class fee of $10 per person is requested at time of registration. To register and for more information, call 856-858-6644 or cell 856-816-8508 or email Gwenne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sign-in begins 30 minutes before session. 

New Chicken Ordinance

Borough Council will vote on replacing a pilot program ordinance for backyard chicken coops with a new ordinance on Monday, 7/8. The ordinance will increase the number of chickens allowed on each permit from four to eight, however roosters will not be permitted. Anyone who is currently licensed to have backyard chickens will keep that license. New licensees will be considered on an individual basis by the Chicken Advisory Board. A total of 25 permits will be allowed and coops must be 10 feet from the property line and no more than 6' high. 

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