Now is a great time to learn the basics required to raise hens safely and successfully in urban and suburban areas. Participants will leave with a thorough list of all the things to prepare before getting chicks or pullets. Topics discussed will include everything from designing a coop and run, what to feed chicks and hens, predator protection, and breed selection. This FREE class is offered in partnership with the John and Kelli Lane, Marion's own Sustainable Couple, and participants will receive a certificate of completion enabling them to get a permit to keep chickens legally in Marion, Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities. No registration is necessary.