Archive for January, 2014

Poultry Matchmaking


Button quail hen wanted by handsome button quail cock. Eyes: red-brown, legs: orange, back: brown variegated streaks, bib: black and white, underbelly: slate blue, rust red, white with rust red speckles. Very handsome. Will give all mealworms to the lady.

My button hen passed away 12/30. My male has been calling (even in the middle of the night) for another lady. Anyone have any leads? They’d be appreciated! I’m looking for a mature, egg-laying hen. 

Here’s the handsome man with his former lady friend. 

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Classical Music Leads to More Eggs


We all knew that Mozart produces eggheads, but how about eggs!? Classical music can increase hens’ productivity, according to a farmer in the UK. Classicalight* covers the story here. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA*Home to Roost had credited Louise Burton with writing this story; please accept our apologies, as the author was Brick Dozer.

 

Speakers Sought for Chicago’s Good Food Festival


Are you an expert bee-keeper? A master preserver? A composting guru? We want to hear from you! FamilyFarmed.org in partnership with Advocates for Urban Agriculture, the Chicago Botanic Garden, Edible Alchemy, and Faith’s Farm, are seeking speakers for micro-workshops to be presented on the Good Food Commons at the 10th Annual Good Food Festival & Conference on Saturday, March 15, 2014

We had over 70 sessions last year, and we’re open to hearing any and all of your ideas! You can learn more here: http://goodfoodfestivals.com/blog/chicago/present-a-session-at-the-good-food-commons/

Lily Baker

708.763.9920
Save the Date!
10th Annual Good Food Festival & Conference
March 13th-15th, 2014
UIC Forum, Chicago, IL


For more urban agriculture news, information and opportunities, visit AUA at http://auachicago.org/

Applications are due Wednesday January 15th, so now’s the time to apply!

 

 

 

Tinsel the Bear Chooses Plucky Denmates


Apparently humans aren’t the only chicken fanciers. A baby bear was recently found hiding out in a chicken coop in British Columbia. For more information, check out the link!