A free, 3 day event to help you raise a vibrant flock with less confusion, and more confidence

- no matter how small your flock is.

March 4-6, 2024


Presented by Chicken Health Academy

And Sponsored by...

"Oh my gosh THANK YOU!! I can’t even begin to tell you how helpful and amazing this summit was!!!! I can’t thank you enough for all the work you have put into this!" - Jennifer E., Summit Attendee

As Seen In...

"I have so enjoyed all of the classes and got a ton of use information and knowledge. It was also very beneficial that I could log in and view when I had time (late in evening usually) . So I really appreciate your setting up that way. Again, thank you… Loved every minute and all the speakers you chose were fantastic! I just can’t tell you enough what an awesome job you did presenting this. I feel much more  confident in caring for my girls!" - Jennifer M., Summit Attendee

Raising a healthy flock takes a whole lot more than throwing out feed and calling it a day.

You work hard to care for your chickens and to make sure they're happy and healthy:

You’re locking your chickens up at night to protect them from predators.

Giving them the right feed (you think!)

Doling out treats and love so your chickens feel pampered (we all do it!)

But do you ever start to wonder if there's more

you should be doing?

Maybe you've learned the hard way...

It's so easy to make mistakes with chickens...and those mistakes could cost you tons of money, or the health of your birds, if you're not careful.

Maybe right now you….

  • Are wondering if the food you're giving your chickens are really keeping them healthy.
  • Want to cut down the costs of raising chickens, but aren't sure how to do that without sacrificing their well being.
  • Are doing your best to keep your chickens healthy, but don't know what to do if they got sick or injured.
  • Have some chickens with bad habits, like bullying and egg eating, but no idea how to stop those behaviors.
  • Want to learn how to better manage your coop so it always smells fresh and clean.

Learn how to raise a vibrantly healthy flock at the Backyard Chicken Summit


There is a way to raise a healthy flock that’s doable with your hectic schedule, and actually works.

How would it feel to….

  • Get tons of fresh eggs everyday so you don't have to stress about rising food prices.
  • Feel confident in knowing how to diagnose and treat common chicken illnesses.
  • Know exactly how to ferment feed to give your flock a huge nutritional boost.
  • Learn everything you need to know about chicken nutrition.
  • Understand the ins and outs of raising chickens, like knowing which fencing is best and what sized coop is perfect for your flock.

This is exactly what you’ll experience at the Backyard Chickens Summit!

Meet Your Conference Host...

Hi! I'm your host, Heather Levin!

I'm a homesteader, herbalist, and a Chicken Mama to 30+ chickens. I'm also the founder of Chicken Health Academy, a pioneering online academy that teaches natural and emergency care techniques to backyard chicken keepers.

As a long-time chicken-keeper, I've spent years learning how to raise healthy flocks as naturally as possible. And I'm so excited to share what I know with you!

Grab your ticket and join me and 22 other backyard chicken experts for a one-of-a-kind event that will help you raise your healthiest flock ever - and save money while doing it. I can’t wait to see you there!

"WOW !  Speaking of patting yourself on the back...girl, you knocked this event outa the park. Thank you for choosing to address heat challenges and mites.  My take away from this summit is validation.  With less than a year under my belt as a chicken mama,  I am more prepared than I thought to deal with chicken issues.  The panic and patience is what I must work on. At least I now have resources to go to if I have an issue.  That is truly awesome. " - Alison S., Summit Attendee and Chicken Health Academy Student

What to Expect at the Backyard Chickens Summit

  • When and Where

Backyard Chickens Summit will run from March 4-6, 2024, with a variety of presentations to choose from each day. This event is entirely virtual, so you’ll be able to attend from anywhere in the world with internet access. 

  • Expert Sessions

Attend presentations from our lineup of amazing speakers with trainings on chicken nutrition, health, and predators, coop design, and so much more. Your free ticket includes 48-hour access to each presentation during the week of the summit.

  • Private Summit Community

You’ll also have access to our private Facebook community of chicken keepers just like you who are already hanging out and learning how to raise their happiest flock ever! This is where you’ll be able to connect with the speakers and other attendees before and during the event! 

  • Chances to Win 

You’ll also have a chance to win prizes by showing up and participating throughout the summit, entering our Most Beautiful Chicken and Most Beautiful Rainbow contests. Be sure to keep an eye out for your BINGO card and come hang out with us in the Facebook community for more chances to win prizes, including free chicken keeping books, chicken care products, and more.

  • Grand Prize

We'll also have a grand prize of the week: 3 lucky (and engaged) attendees will win a full scholarship to Chicken Health Academy!

  • Upgrade for a VIP Experience! 

After registering, you’ll also have the chance to upgrade to the Backyard Chicken Keepers Toolkit, which includes tons of incredible bonuses: ongoing access to the presentations after the summit wraps up, premium bonuses from our speakers, and more! You’ll get all the details (and a special offer) after grabbing your free ticket! 

"I have downloaded the bonuses.  Watched a few of the presentations. Glad I got the Toolkit so I can rewatch the presentations. I haven't gotten my chickens yet. Coop is being built later this month, then getting 3 Pullets in August. Being in Florida, it makes me nervous with our warm/humid weather, but the Summit has provided some great solutions I will be implementing for my flock. Thanks for putting the Summit together!" - Nate, Summit Attendee

The World's First Virtual Summit Just for Backyard Chicken Keepers

As a backyard chicken keeper, you don’t need a summit teaching you how to manage flocks of 1,000+ birds, biosecurity techniques for large-scale operations, or breeding strategies for dozens of breeds.

But, it can be tough to sort through all the information out there and find what's actually relevant for you. 

The Backyard Chickens Summit was specifically created for small flock chicken keepers just like you. 

  • You're managing a small flock you love...right in your backyard.
  • You're raising your very first backyard flock and want to get it right from the start.
  • You're an experienced chicken keeper looking to expand your skills.
  • You're thinking of getting chickens, and want to learn what you need before you make the investment.

Instead of covering digital pathogen monitoring, poultry farm automations, or AI-powered environmental controls, this summit will give you actionable steps to help you raise vibrantly healthy birds...right in your backyard.

"Congratulations on an outstanding conference. I’m a pre-newbie but have a career in the zoological field. You put a great group together with balanced presentations. You have already given me a wealth of knowledge and multiple options of quality folks to continue learning from. Thank you so much for that!" - Slyvia R., Summit Attendee

What You'll Learn...

Raising chickens from flock to stock

What you need to know to brood and hatch chicks

Getting set up for home butchering

DIY coop building

How to breed for egg color

The energetics of keeping chickens

Best herbs for chickens for optimal health

Keeping roosters with the flock

All you need to know about farm fresh eggs

The benefits and drawbacks to adding roosters

Growing a chicken garden

Reducing vet bills naturally

Bonding with

baby chicks

Natural solutions to baby chick problems

Chicken health checks and first aid kits

Understanding chicken crops and how to keep them healthy

What to consider before getting chickens

Solving rooster aggression issues

Pest and predator proofing your coop

How to raise friendly chickens

Planning your chicken garden (while still enjoying your yard)

Everything you need to know to raise quail

Seasonal chicken care

Herbs to keep parasites from the coop

"I love all the practical ideas. As a retired RN with some knowledge about chickens (but no personal adult experience) the resources and information from this summit have been so very valuable to me. I like to approach emergencies calmly and as effectively as possible. It is difficult when supplies have to be purchased or found and you are left scrambling around instead problem solving. This information will help me round out my chicken supplies just in case." - Audrey A., Summit Attendee

Meet the Speakers

You'll get to learn from this amazing group of experts at this free event!

Carly MacQuarrie

The Little Green Shoot

Lisa Steele

Fresh Eggs Daily

Shelby DeVore


Dalia Monterroso

Welcome to Chickenlandia

Chrisie DiCarlo and Holly Callahan-Kasmala

Coffee with the Chicken Ladies

Fiona Osborne

English Country Life

Jason Contreras

Sow the Land

Tove Danovich

Under the Henfluence

Maat van Uitert

Pampered Chicken


Nikki Husted

Purely Chickens

Claire Dineen

Bitchin' Chickens

Katie Gregerson

Greg's Chicks

Brittni Poisson

B Home Designs

Bernard Henry

Fat Hen Farms

Sarah and Jacob Franklin


Lisa and Charlie Bayorek

Homesteading and Hungry

Tedra Hamel

Therapy Chickens Art

Franchesca Duval

Alchemist Farm

Janet Garman

Timbercreek Farm

Lisa Lombardo

The Self-Sufficient

Home Acre

As you can see from these amazing value-packed presentations, this is an event you do not want to miss. Click below to grab your free ticket and join us for the Backyard Chickens Summit!

"I loved your presentation, Heather! Thank you for all the hard work on this summit it was fabulous. I learned so much and am filled with lots of new ideas and a positive spirit." - Tonya V., Summit Attendee

Plus...Interactive Sessions

Watching actionable presentations is great, but to see real change happen you’ll have to take action. And doing so alongside others with similar goals is powerful. That’s why we’ll have live speaker chats throughout the Summit!

You can also attend sessions that include:

  • Chicken Health Academy Student Panel - Hear directly from current students and find out how they've overcome common problems with their flock like egg eating, curled toes, and respiratory illness.
  • Keynote Masterclass: Using Herbs with Chickens Heather Levin, founder of Chicken Health Academy, will be leading this in-depth Masterclass on how get started using common medicinal herbs with your chickens to help prevent illness and disease.

"Heather - thanks so much for organizing this event. I've been raising chickens for several years now, and I have never heard of Marek's disease. For as much as I know about raising chickens, I've learned a lot during this summit." - Jen B., Summit Attendee

Have questions? We have answers.


The Backyard Chicken Summit is a three-day event for backyard chicken keepers to learn the ins and outs of managing a small, healthy flock.

There are lots of summits and other resources out there about industrial poultry keeping, but this summit will specifically cover backyard flocks.

We’ll cover:

  • How to save money on vet bills
  • Chick brooding and bonding
  • Raising meat birds
  • Problems, and natural solutions, with baby chicks
  • Tools and strategies for home butchering
  • Using herbs with chickens
  • Farm to table recipes for home butchered chickens
  • Breeding and hatching chickens
  • Understanding chicken crops
  • Growing a chicken garden
  • Rooster psychology
  • Using herbs in the coop to prevent pests
  • Coop building 101
  • Good flock management practices
  • And so much more!


While most of the presentations for the summit are pre-recorded, there are some live elements, and the pre-recorded presentations are only available for 48 hours with your free ticket.

So we encourage you to attend live if you can!

We would love for you to set aside some time during the summit week to attend the live sessions, watch the pre-recorded presentations, and participate with others who are making a commitment to learning the ins and outs of raising a backyard flock.

However, if you’re not able to attend all of the sessions live, go ahead and grab your free ticket, and you’ll have the opportunity to upgrade to the Backyard Chicken Keepers Toolkit for extended access.


Yes. All presentations have closed captioning, and notes are also available for each presentation with our upgrade options that you’ll see after registering for the event.

Please reach out if there’s anything we can do to ensure you’re able to enjoy this event.


If you still have questions, we encourage you to go ahead and sign up. Your questions will likely be answered during the event or in the Facebook community, which you’ll be able to join right away after grabbing your free ticket. 

However, if you need to ask us a question before registering, feel free to send us an email at heather@thegreenestacre.com.


The Backyard Chickens Summit is FREE.

Yep, you read that right.  Free.


If you’re curious about raising backyard chickens, this event is for you!

We’ll be specifically talking to backyard chicken keepers, and focusing on how to raise a healthy flock from the ground up, but anyone else who wants to get started with backyard chickens is welcome to join us. 


The main portion of the summit runs from March 4-6, 2024 with pre-party sessions happening a few days prior.

You’ll also be able to join our private Facebook community as soon as you register, so you can join in on the fun right away!


Your free ticket includes 48-hour access to each of the presentations.

If you need more time, you can always upgrade your ticket to the Backyard Chicken Keepers Toolkit after registering, which will give you extended access to the presentations along with premium bonuses from our speakers and more!


To avoid tech glitches, give you the best possible experience, and keep things easy for the speakers, the presentations are pre-recorded and will be released at a scheduled time during the summit.

However, the speakers will be hanging out in our private Facebook group with dedicated threads where you can connect with them and ask your questions! We'll also have some live Q&A sessions and demonstrations during the summit.

There will also be opportunities to join us for bonus live events throughout the week.


No. When you register, you’ll be added to the The Greenest Acre email list so we can send you updates for the event and links to each day’s presentations.

After the summit is over, you’ll continue to hear from Heather Levin at The Greenest Acre, but you can unsubscribe at any time.


Each of the speakers will have free resources available that you can access by providing an email address, but the speakers will not get your email address unless you choose to give it to them specifically. That way, you only hear from the people you really love and don't have to worry about getting added to a dozen email lists that you're not interested in.

Join Us for the Backyard Chickens Summit, Happening

March 4-6, 2024!