Archive for September, 2018

Windy City Coop Tour this weekend!


Chicago’s chicken-keeping community invites you to an open house of backyard chicken coops and eco-yards! Tour coops of your choice in Homewood, Barrington, and in between.Chi-chik-ens flag

Whether you’re thinking about getting chickens, have just started a flock this year, or have been keeping chickens for a long time, this event is for you and your family.* Learn tips and tricks, connect with other chicken people, and share ideas and insights.

DATES: Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10 am til 4 pm.

Find more information, including very important tour guidelines, site map, descriptions of each location, and language(s) spoken, at the Windy City Coop Tour’s site.  Please note the date and time eachIMG_2969 location is open and go only during those times.

Home to Roost will be stationed at 3717 N. Kenneth on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 to 4, offering helpful tips on chicken health. Feel free to stop by with your questions.

*Due to health and safety concerns, tour hosts cannot admit pets.

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Harvest Day 2018 at Garfield Park Conservatory


Come out for Harvest Day at Garfield Park Conservatory, Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 12 to 4 pm. Meet goats and chickens, learn about bees, and participate in fun activities for the whole family. For more information, visit the conservatory’s website.

This will be Home to Roost’s first year without MaryAnn, but Buttercup and Blossom will likely be there.