Learn about the benefits of adding chickens to your backyard

Published on 20 June 2022


Have you ever wanted some chickens of your own, but didn’t know where to start, or how to look after them?

Don’t worry, help is at hand with our Backyard Chickens Workshop at the Mildura Eco Village this month.

The workshop will be held on Sunday 26 June from 10am to 11.30am and provide all the information residents need to enjoy the benefits of introducing chickens to their backyards.

Councillor for Environment and Sustainability Jason Modica said the workshop would include a chance to meet some quiet hens, as well as learn how to care for chickens in Sunraysia’s climate, pick up helpful hints on keeping them healthy, and learn about all the benefits they provide.

“Chickens do make a great addition to your backyard and homelife, offering a whole host of benefits including contributing to the health of your garden, helping to control flies, mosquitos and insects, providing a fresh source of eggs, and they make great pets as well, our family have had chickens as pets for 15 years,” Cr Modica said.

People wanting to attend the workshop can register by visiting https://bit.ly/BackyardChickensMildura

Residents are also encouraged to bring along some lunch for afterwards so they can join in the community gardening activities at the Mildura Eco Village.

For more information contact Environmental Sustainability Education Officer Clarissa Davis on 5018 8100 or clarissa.davis@mildura.vic.gov.au



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