Posts Tagged ‘keeping’

2 March, 2013: Home to Roost Teaches Chicken-Keeping Class


Basic Backyard Chicken Care

March 2, 2013, 10:00 AM to 1 PM 

Location: Rebuilding Exchange 1740 W Webster Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614 United States

chicken

Farm fresh eggs from your own back yard?

YES!

Please join us for this Cadillac of chicken-keeping classes! This 3-hour workshop covers best practices forBasic Backyard Chicken Care in Chicago and surrounding communities. Raising chickens as pets and for eggs is LEGAL in Chicago – and part of our growing local food and urban agriculture scene. Learn how to keep you, your chickens, & your neighbors happy – from daily needs and year-round care to relevant city regulations. You will leave the workshop with the knowledge, recommendations, and resources you need for your own home flock – and you’ll make connections with other chicken enthusiasts in Chicago.

For more info and to register, visit the Angelic Organics Learning Center site.

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21 June, 2012: Home to Roost Chicken-Keeping Class


Home to Roost has partnered with Dabble to offer a chicken-keeping class in Lincoln Park at Topics on Thursday, June 21, from 6-8 PM. You can sign up on the Dabble site. 

You say you’ve always thought about raising your own coop of chickens. But the laws concerning such things are too complicated and you don’t know where to begin, so you’ve never really given it a try.

We say, bock bock. What are you … chicken?

Keeping a city coop of chickens is legal in Chicago, and lots of do-it-yourselfers are already adding feathered friends to the backyard. This Dabble class is designed for folks who are considering getting chickens, or who just want to know why this urban trend is growing … as well as for those who already have their own birds and who want to learn more. It’s also a good way to introduce city officials to best practices of urban chicken farming. Come learn how to raise chicks, care for adult birds, and keep your neighbors happy!

Prepare to leave armed with information about raising a happy, healthy bunch of chicks and be well on your way to reaping the reward of freshly laid eggs!

Chicken Raising Class July 30, 2011


Join us for a class on chicken raising on Saturday, July 30, 2011, from 9:45 – 11:00.

We’ll talk about the basics of raising chickens and have a Q&A time. Great for those of you who are new to the urban chicken phenomenon!

Cost: $15

RSVP is requested. Space is limited to 20. Call Bryan at 510.234.4336.

You can also check out the Facebook invite (No log in required.) for more information.

June 18, 2011: Chicken Keeping Class at Belmont Feed and Seed


Join Home to Roost Urban Chicken Consulting at Belmont Feed and Seed for a class on keeping chickens! Everything you need to know about chickens and then some.

DATE: Saturday, June 18

PLACE: Belmont Feed & Seed, 3036 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

TIME: 4 to 6 PM

COST: $25 per person

The owners will have a new shipment of chicks and a package deal on supplies for those who attend!

Package Deal

  • Cardboard box large enough to hold 4-6 chicks (9.95 Value)
  • Pack of pine shavings (12.95 value)
  • Brooder light (15.95 value)
  • Brooder bulb, 125 w. (3.95 value)
  • 4 chicks from our stock (16.00 value). I will have new chicks for the event, and a variety of them.
  • 10 lb. Organic Chick Starter (4.50 value)
  • Chick-size, jar type waterer (7.95 value)
  • Chick-size, jar type food dish (7.95 value)
Total value of the package is $79.20 Special for $68.00, or 15% off all chick/chicken supplies for participants.

Space is limited, so call 708-524-5038. After registering, mail in a check or use PayPal to secure a spot. Or you can pay with cash or check payable to Jennifer Murtoff on June 18.

Please make arrangements for childcare.

Garfield Park Conservatory Chicken Talk, Jan. 26, 2011


Home to Roost will be attending this event at the Garfield Park Conservatory!

Come out to learn more about chickens!

Keeping Chickens in Chicago, Wednesday, January 26

Hours: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Jensen Room, Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60624-1996

Cost: $5 suggested donation

January is a great time to plan inspirational projects for the year – there’s no better way to turn over a new leaf than to explore the age old question of chickens, eggs, and Chicago. Curious about Chicago’s chicken codes? Wondering what kinds of chickens are the best to keep in a coop? Want to know how chickens keep warm in the winter? These questions and more will be answered at this “chicken chat,” presented by chicken keeper Jim Lichon. Please register by emailing Robin Cline at rcline@garfieldpark.org.

The hens tooling around the yard