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Chicken Ownership Resources

Many people raise chickens in their backyards. We have compiled a list of resources for both new and established chicken owners. There is an article on responsible chicken ownership to help you determine if raising chickens is right for you, and suggested guidelines for raising chicks and chickens. A list of town phone numbers is included to help you determine the legality of owning chickens in your town. We have also created cost estimates for raising chicks and hens on Long Island, and have compiled a list of veterinarians who treat chickens on Long Island. Please reach out to Kate Perz at with any questions.


Kate Perz
4-H Animal Science Educator

Last updated September 11, 2020