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May 23 is National Drinking with Chickens Day!


No, we are not making this up. Drinking with Chickens Day is a real thing, founded by Kate Richards in 2019. So spend some quality time with your birds, with your favorite [non-alcoholic] mocktail, cocktail, brew, or bubbly in hand!

This is a national holiday that we can really relate to here at HtR. Mix yourself a “Cooped-up Cocktail” and head to your backyard or patio for Happy Hour. Your chickens will provide the entertainment!

Home to Roost wants to see how you are celebrating… Send your photos to hometoroostllc@gmail.com, and we will post them!

Drinking with Chickens is also a celebration of the farm-to-table / farm-to-glass movement. Points if your liquor is locally sourced or your beer hails from the local brewpub.

“This day should be celebrated by responsibly drinking cocktails/mocktails with your favorite friends (or, hey, alone, if you prefer) in a garden, backyard, farm, vineyard, outdoor bar setting, ideally with chickens milling about (as chickens typically do),” says the founder.

For more ideas on how to celebrate, go to the founder’s blog. And remember, you’re not drinking alone… you’re Drinking with Chickens!

FREE Basic Chicken Q&A Zoom meeting with Home to Roost!


Bring your questions about chickens to a FREE Basic Chicken Q&A Zoom meeting with Home to Roost!
First come, first served!
I usually have a number of classes in the spring – basic chicken care, coop building, etc., but due to COVID-19, I’m going to be offering some classes online in the near future.
Topic: Basic Chicken Q&A with Home to Roost
Time: Apr 16, 2020 07:00-07:40 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Space: 100 participants
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 716 3026 2022
Password: 7R1sf7

Cancelled: Home to Roost at Evanston’s Custer Fair


Due to medical reasons, Home to Roost will not attend Custer Fair next weekend.

Bring the family and enjoy the other vendors and activities at this classic summer street fair!

Coop Camp is right around the corner! Memorial Day special price!


Have you signed up for Coop Camp yet? Speakers include author Patricia Foreman (City Chicks) and Perdue’s Darrin Karcher and Patricia Wakenell! Check out the rest of the speakers and presentations!

Home to Roost will be speaking on chicken first aid and flock psychology.

Coop Camp is in Danville, IN ( just west of Indianapolis), June 7 to 9. Sign up for this weekend filled with chicken-y fun and great informational sessions on how to help your birds live healthier, happier lives! The cost has been cut to ONLY $99 (regular price $125)!

**Home to Roost’s promo code is HTR!**

Looking forward to seeing you there!2019 Coop Camp Registration June 7-9 in Danville, Indiana near Indianapolis!

Learn about sustainability from local vendors at Oak Park’s Go Green Days, May 18 and 25


The Oak Park Farmers’ Market has programmed two special Go Green Days to kick off the season on May 18 and 25!

Organizations and businesses that contribute to the greening of Oak Park will be on hand during the first two Saturdays of the 2019 Farmers’ Market. Learn about various environmental initiatives and discuss local sustainability efforts with members of the Village’s Environment & Energy Commission. Other organizations slated to be on hand include West Cook Wild Ones, Sun Run Solar, Deep Roots Project, Cook County Forest Preserve and FFA. Home to Roost will be there both days, so bring your chicken-related questions and check out my new booth!

  • Childrens’ activity: Seed potting
  • Bake sale: Girl Scout Troop 40879
  • Alternating vendor: Sitka Salmon Shares
The farmers’ market is held every Saturday from opening day through October in the Pilgrim Congregational Church parking lot at 460 Lake Street.

For more information on this event, click here and here.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES: Windy City Coop/Eco-Yard Tour


SAVE THE DATES for the 2019 Windy City Coop & Eco-Yard Tour on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday. Sept. 22, from 10 am to 1 pm and/or 1 pm to 4 pm each day. If you want to HELP or HOST, contact martha AT learngrowconnect.org!

Join us on September 21 and 22 and see some of Chicago’s urban chickens. See how folks have configured their coops, pick up tips and pointers, and enjoy the company of other chicken people.

Enthusiastic volunteers are always welcome, so contact Martha (martha AT learngrowconnect.org), our coop tour coordinator to help OR have your coop or yard featured on the tour.

Growin’ Green Market in Glen Ellyn this Saturday, May 11


UPDATE: Time is 9 AM to 1 PM

Come out for green and growing fun with SCARCE at the Growin’ Green Market, this Saturday, May 11, from 9 am to 1 pm at SCARCE, 799 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn.

There will be mini-sessions on composting, bee keeping, permaculture, and, of course, chicken keeping.

You can also order or purchase rain barrels, seedlings and saplings, sign up for a CSA, and pick up some compost!

Bring the kids and invite your neighbors!