Backyard Chicken-Keeping Class

Mill Valley

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In a Nutshell

Mill Valley Chickens’ Leslie Citroen introduces you to her family’s flock of chickens, then discusses how to set up a backyard coop

The Fine Print

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The Deal

  • $50 for one admission to an urban chicken-keeping workshop with Leslie Citroen
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The event will be held at a private Alto location. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

Each event is capped at 21 purchasers.

What You’ll Do

A backyard chicken coop gives a whole new meaning to “locally-sourced eggs.” This approximately two-hour workshop will set you on your way to that eco-conscious omelet. Mill Valley Chickens’ owner Leslie Citroen discusses chicken care, coop design, and other important concepts for maintaining a happy chicken family.

  • Meet the Flock
    After showing some coop designs, Leslie explains how to select a chicken breed and raise chicks and pullets.

  • Learn Coop-Keeping Secrets
    The workshop covers additional topics, including information about chicken breeds, how to maintain coop hygiene and health, zoning laws, what to feed chickens, and how to place a decoy egg so chickens lay their own properly.

  • Prepare for Future Poultry
    You’ll leave with a decoy egg and ideas on starting your own backyard chicken coop.

Your Host

Leslie's Daughter Logan Leslie Citroen
Proprietor/Chicken Pusher
Pictured: Leslie’s Daughter Logan

Though she now proudly calls herself a chicken pusher, Leslie Citroen didn’t plan on becoming an expert on eggs and feathers. She probably also didn’t imagine being featured on CBS’ Eye On The Bay, or appearing on the British television show Super Tiny Animals. No, Leslie originally bought some chickens as pets for her children—but a few birds led to a lot, and the Citroens were soon selling hand-raised heritage chicks and pullets. Mill Valley Chickens was born, or more appropriately, hatched.

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