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The Austin and Central Texas Backyard Poultry Meetup Group is for people who have or are interested in raising small backyard flocks of chickens, ducks, guineas, turkeys, geese, quail, or other poultry for pets, eggs, meat, or exhibition. Our in-person meetups are headquartered in the Austin, Texas, area, with some Meetups in the surrounding Central Texas area. We welcome anyone interested in raising poultry to participate in our online forums, even if you can't always come to an in-person Meetup.

You just might be surprised at how many people living in your neighborhood are raising chickens and other poultry, in addition to gardening, composting, raising bees, and incorporating solar energy, rainwater harvesting and other clean and alternative energy solutions into their backyard food production.

If you are new to raising poultry, our members are always happy to share tips on getting started raising chickens and other poultry. We know chickens and poultry are only one part of living a more sustainable lifestyle.  Nature is interconnected, so we also address integrating poultry into more general food production and environmentally conscious practices.

We vary our in-person meet up styles. We have occasional field trips to local farms and feed mills, educational lectures and workshops, and some social and educational gatherings.  We are always adding new ideas and meetups to our calendar, and flock is always happy to share their experience and their ideas.


We're 2,409 Backyard Poultry Buffs

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:00 PM

    Pat Foreman: Growing Food with and for Chickens

    49 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 9:00 AM

    Mother Earth News Fair (Belton, TX)

    27 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016 9:00 AM

    South Central Texas Classic Poultry Show

    16 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016 9:00 AM

    Sunshine Community Garden Plant Sale

    19 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Sunday, March 6, 2016 1:00 PM

    Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill Tour and Spring Potluck (Elgin, TX)

    20 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016 9:00 AM

    Fancy Feathers 4H Poultry Show

    19 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, March 26, 2016 10:00 AM

    2016 Funky Chicken Coop Tour

    65 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Sunday, April 10, 2016 1:00 PM

    Edible Austin's Children’s Picnic and Real Food Fair

    1 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:00 AM

    Poultry Predator Protection

    1 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Monday, June 20, 2016 6:00 PM


    1 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Sunday, July 3, 2016 8:45 AM

    Raising Backyard Chickens with Carol Ann Sayle

    17 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
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