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.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, January 9, 2015 6:00 PM

    Potluck

    2 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, January 10, 2015 9:00 AM

    2015 Bluebonnet Classic Poultry Show, Pigeon Show, Backyard Show, & Egg Show

    31 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Friday, February 13, 2015 6:00 PM

    Potluck

    1 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015 11:00 AM

    Raising Layers and Broilers at Taylor Farm (Blue, TX)

    7 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:00 PM

    Jeff Mattocks Spring Poultry Seminar

    6 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:00 AM

    South Central Texas Classic Poultry Show, Pigeon Show & Egg Show - La Grange

    8 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:00 AM

    Sunshine Community Gardens Plant Sale

    3 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, March 21, 2015 9:00 AM

    FANCY FEATHERS 4-H OPEN CHICKEN SHOW & EGG SHOW

    11 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:00 AM

    Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill Spring Tour

    14 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, April 4, 2015 8:00 AM

    7th Annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour

    9 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:00 AM

    Brazos Valley Poultry Club Trade Day

    16 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:00 AM

    Brazos Valley Poultry Club Trade Day

    4 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 10:00 AM

    Brazos Valley Poultry Club Summer Lawn Show

    6 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 AM

    2015 Fifth Annual Austin Bluebonnet Egg Show

    8 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:00 AM

    2015 Fifth Annual Austin Bluebonnet Egg Show

    2 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:00 AM

    2015 Fifth Annual Austin Bluebonnet Egg Show

    2 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, August 1, 2015 9:00 AM

    South Central Texas Classic Poultry Show, Pigeon Show & Egg Show - La Grange

    2 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:00 AM

    2015 Fifth Annual Austin Bluebonnet Egg Show

    2 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Saturday, August 29, 2015 9:00 AM

    Fayette County Fair Poultry Show

    1 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:00 AM

    2015 Fifth Annual Austin Bluebonnet Egg Show

    2 Backyard Poultry Buffs attending
 
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