Home to Roost will have limited availability August 4 to August 11. We will be unavailable for in-home consultations and will have limited access to email and phone messages. In case of a chicken emergency, please see the Resources tab for a list of avian vets in the Chicagoland area.
Home to Roost will be presenting at the American Federation of Aviculture’s 2015 Annual Convention in Chicago tomorrow. I will be speaking on the common issues faced by urban chicken keepers. For more information, see the schedule on the AFA website.
I recently conducted a survey of chicken keepers, and a consistent theme that came up was wanting to know more about health issues.
I’m offering a health class through Angelic Organics Learning Center on July 11, so please take advantage of this opportunity!
Backyard Chicken Keepers —
Are you looking to learn more about your flock’s common health issues and how to care for minor injuries?
REGISTER NOW for Urban Chicken Health Care — a workshop for chicken keepers who are experienced in basic care and want to advance their knowledge and skills.
Developed and taught by Home to Roost Urban Chicken Consultant Jen Murtoff, the workshop covers prevention and basic troubleshooting, as well as care for common issues and injuries.
Date: Saturday July 11, 2015
Time: 10AM to 1PM
Location: Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5500 S Woodlawn Avenue (at the corner of 55th and Woodlawn)
You can also register via the link on Facebook – join the event and share the event notice with your friends!
The information you provide will be used for a presentation for the American Federation of Aviculture on August 1. My presentation will be on the issues urban chicken keepers face. I have a rough idea of what I’d like to say; however, your input will be very helpful. This will also give me an idea of your needs and ways I can help.
Sign up for my chicken summer care class at the Garfield Park Conservatory!
Learn how to help your birds survive the dog days of summer.
Contact Jim Kakavas for planer shavings. email@example.com, 773.746.8001 (m)
I have a good supply of planer shavings. Species vary but they’re all very soft and “fluffy” and from natural, untreated lumber. An organic poultry farmer in Indiana who’s my customer says his birds love them.
To promote the Chicago Botanic Garden’s World Environment Day, I did a little piece on how chickens will save the world… ok, maybe not quite. But they do some great things for your backyard!