The “Chicken Whisperer” will hold a backyard chicken workshop Saturday in Independence.

Andy Schneider, a nationally recognized poultry expert better known as the “Chicken Whisperer,” will be at Tractor Supply Company, 2210 S. Missouri 291, at 10 a.m. Saturday to host the workshop, which shows how to raise chickens in an urban setting.

The free, interactive event will include a backyard poultry workshop covering the basics of raising chickens and a book signing by Schneider. Seating is limited, so attendees should arrive early. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information visit  and

Schneider is the host of the “Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer” Internet radio show and is author of “The Chicken Whisperer’s Guide to Keeping Chickens,” and editor of Chicken Whisperer magazine.

– Staff reports