Join the chicken keeping community! Register for this free class about chicken keeping presented by the City of Austin. This class is part of the Austin Resource Recovery Home Rebate Program. Austin residents who pay the Clean Community Fee on their utility bill may qualify for a $75 rebate on any new chicken coop or home composting system. Simply attend and then apply.
Why keep chickens?
By keeping chickens at your residence, and feeding them your food scraps, you can reduce the amount of food waste going to the landfill. The average chicken can eat about seven pounds of food per month. Additionally, by mixing their nutrient-rich droppings with yard trimmings, you can create compost for your garden and lawn. Chickens also help aerate your lawn, eat pests like larva and aphids that may harm your lawn, and lay eggs for consumption.