WBEZ eporter Lewis Wallace presented a piece on goats and chickens in Chicago as a lead-in to the upcoming Urban Livestock Expo. Check out her story and video here.
Momma and baby on the rain barrel
Pat Elwood on Fox 32 Chicago covered Home to Roost and Chicago chicken owner Barbara G. this morning! See the footage from Pat’s People and Places. There are three spot segments on the page. What a fun morning! Huge thanks to Pat and Barb for making this possible.
Enter an original photograph or digital art work to win a $10 gift card from Belmont Feed and Seed and the opportunity to have your photo or art featured on the cover of a 2013 Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts Resource Guide!
The Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts is sponsoring a contest to find the best photographs or original artwork to be featured on the cover of its upcoming 2013 Chicago Chickens resource guide. The theme for the contest is “Chickens in Chicago”.
Anyone can enter. Join the Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts Google Group and post a photograph or digital image of an original work of art as a reply to the thread “[chickens] Official CCE Photo/Art Contest.” The image should be high resolution and suitable for printing.
Judging will be done by a committee of CCE volunteers in February of 2013. Images of excellent quality that depict the theme of the contest will be given the best score. Popularity among CCE forum participants will also be taken into consideration. The winner will be announced on this forum and the prize will be mailed to the winner after judging is complete.
The Resource Guide will serve as a
description of raising chickens and other poultry in the city, as part of our outreach to policy makers and the wider public. It is anticipated that this booklet will be published in May of 2013. Stay tuned for updates!
Fine Print: By entering this contest by submitting an image (photograph or digital artwork), you agree to the following terms and conditions. You acknowledge that you are the creator of the image you submit and that you have not submitted a copyrighted image. You give your permission for the Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts (CCE), and any successor organization, the right to use the image you submit for any educational, promotional or public relations purpose. You also give CCE your permission to crop or make other minor alterations to your image in its publications or website. Obscene or inappropriate submissions will be removed from the forum and disqualified from the contest at the sole discretion of the contest judges. Non-winning images may also be used by CCE for the purposed listed above. Please enjoy participation in this contest responsibly. CCE will do its best to give credit to the creator of the image in its publications and website, though failure to do so shall not be considered a material breach of these terms and conditions. Photo contest judges and CCE forum administrators are ineligible for participation in the contest.
Did you ever wonder how your chicken “chews” food without teeth, or what the path is that food follows through the body? Check out this helpful post on chicken digestion.
Tune in to WBBM News radio, 780 AM/105.9 FM on Monday, January 21 (MLK Day) for a brief spot on Home to Roost. Mike Krauser’s piece will air at various times throughout the day.
Raising Chickens in the City: Opportunities and Challenges
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Hours: 10:00 am – Noon
Where: Jensen Room
Cost: $15 / $10 GPCA Members and Volunteers
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions this year to get in touch with your “inner farmer?” Let us help! Jennifer Murtoff, president of Home to Roost Urban Chicken Consulting, joins us to share the reasons raising chickens in the city is both important and doable. Come join us for this informative class, where you’ll learn a bit about how to choose a chicken for your space, get coop plans, and more.
Please register by visiting the web page and clicking the “register now” button below. If you have further questions about this class, please contact Melanie Harding at x16 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that registrations cannot be refunded after Friday, December 27th. If you purchase a spot in this workshop after 5pm on Friday, January 4th, please either bring a printed copy of your email receipt, or show it on your smart phone at the door of the workshop.
Mick from Chicago’s Redeye called me yesterday with an odd question: How exactly does one catch a chicken? Years of chicken wrangling led me to a few tips for folks in Bucktown who’ve been trying to snatch an elusive fowl. Read more here.