Archive for October, 2015

Basic Backyard Chicken Care, November 7, 2015

Sat, 11/07/2015 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park
5500 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

United States

Farm fresh eggs from your own back yard? YES!

Please join us for our comprehensive workshop on best practices for Basic 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 everything from daily needs and year-round care to relevant city regulations to keep your chickens well, and you & your neighbors happy…You will leave the workshop with the knowledge, recommendations, and resources you need for “day in the life” and “year in the life” care of your own home flock.

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Sat., Oct. 17, 2015: Home to Roost at Chicago Botanic Garden

Come out for a class on basic chicken keeping, followed by my winter chicken care class. Learn more here.

Snow Birds: Winter Care for Chickens Class TOMORROW, 10-10-15

I’m running my chicken winter care class tomorrow at the Garfield Park Conservatory from 10-12. Join the class to learn how to care for your birds during the winter. This class addresses the coop, the run, freezing water, feed, and the birds themselves. (Chicken-keeping class is a prerequisite.)