Join Home to Roost on May 6, 2017, for my chicken-keeping and coop-building classes at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Register for both classes and get a discount! Go to the Botanic Garden’s website and search on “chicken” or call (847) 835-5440.
Raising Backyard Chickens, 9 a.m.–noon
This class is designed for curious people who are considering raising backyard chickens, as well as for those who already have their own birds and who want to learn more. Come learn about local laws, how to raise chicks, care for adult birds, and keep your neighbors happy.
Chicken Coop Basics, 1–3 p.m.
If you’re getting chicks this spring, you will need to know how to build a safe and comfortable home for them. In this class, you’ll learn about the basic needs of backyard birds (they’re not fussy, really, but there are some things you need to know). Discover the essential components of a coop, learn what to avoid when choosing construction materials, get important construction tips, and see examples of different coop styles.
Hope to see you there!