Are you interested in keeping backyard chickens? Consult the helpful resources below:
• Homestead Atlanta offers a variety of chicken classes, including Chickens are Easy! , Chicken Coop Design and Chickens 102.
• Atlanta Backyard Poultry Meetup Group: Monthly meetups across the Metro area for people with backyard flocks. "ITP" group led by Coop Tour Chair Anne-Marie Anderson, meets 2nd Saturday of every other month, 3-4:30 pm. Good online discussion boards, including chicken ordinances.
• Conyers Backyard Poultry Club: Vibrant monthly gatherings to encourage poultry awareness in the community. Open to new and experienced chicken owners across the Metro area. Meets the first Sunday of each month at 4 pm.
• Keep Chickens! Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces, Barbara Kilarski (Storey, 2003)
• City Chicks, Patricia Foreman Good Earth Publications, 2010)
• Chickens in Your Backyard: A Beginner’s Guide, Gail and Rick Luttman (Rodale, 1976)
• Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Gail Damerow (Storey, 1995) and The Chicken Health Handbook (Storey, 1994)
• The Small Scale Poultry Flock: Harvey Ussery (Chelsea Green, 2011)
• My Pet Chicken: order as few as three chicks, wide selection of breeds. Lots of care and other background information