Archive for March 14th, 2012

March 27, 2012 Green Home Experts Offers Chicken-Keeping Class

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City Folks Learn to Raise Chickens at Green Home Experts

Birds of a feather flock to Green Home Experts’ Chicken Keeping Class presented by Midwest’s leading chicken consultant, Jennifer Murtoff.

Lest you missed the start of a major lifestyle movement, urban homesteading is here to stay.  Chicken keeping is a growing interest for urban dwellers seeking to localize food sources and ecologically live in the city.  Oak Park-based, Green Home Experts recognized the increasing curiosity among its customers who wanted to know more about how to raise chickens. To respond to customer interest, Green Home Experts will host a Chicken Keeping Class on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Presented by the Midwest’s only chicken consultant, Jennifer Murtoff, attendees will learn about urban homesteading, get answers to questions about raising chickens, caring for adult birds, and find out how to keep their chickens and their neighbors happy.

Commenting on the upcoming class, Green Home Experts owner, Maria Onesto Moran said, “We’re thrilled to have Jennifer share her extensive knowledge with our customers.  She’s built a strong reputation as the Midwest’s ‘go-to’ chicken expert.  If you have an interest in raising chickens, or want to take your chicken keeping to the next level, you don’t want to miss this class.”

CLASS REGISTRATION: The Chicken Keeping Class will be held on March 27th, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. at Green Home Experts, 811 South Boulevard in Oak Park.  Attendance is by reservation only.  To reserve a space for the class, contact Green Home Experts by March 24th at (708)660-1443. Cost for the class is $20 per person.  As a special bonus for all attendees, Green Home Experts will be offering discounted chicken care packages.

About Jennifer Murtoff — The Midwest’s only chicken consultant, Jennifer Murtoff provides compassionate, homespun consulting and emergency care for backyard chickens in the Chicagoland area. A farmer’s granddaughter, Jennifer’s passion for fowl developed as she acquired a number of kinds of birds in south central Pennsylvania. Her flock included chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, quail, peafowl, pigeons, and golden pheasants.  She offers information and resources on chicken care from chick to adult, and, while she is not a veterinarian, can provide emergency advice and troubleshooting. Jennifer leads workshops on backyard chickens; does presentations for garden groups, schools, and other interested parties; and assists families with their own flocks.  See Home to Roost at, or call (708)524-5038 for more information.

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An Oak Park, Illinois-based specialty retailer in sustainable building materials, green lifestyle goods, and eco-gardening. Green Home Experts offers green alternatives to almost anything customers use in and around their homes.