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Register Now for Chicken Health 101: Online with the Chicago Botanic Garden, Oct. 7, 2020!


I will be teaching Chicken Health 101: Online for the Chicago Botanic Garden on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6 – 8 p.m. Please join us for this online class! Learn about the common health issues chickens face and how you can keep your flock healthy. We will cover basic chicken physiology, disease prevention and transmission, and chicken first aid.

Registration information is available here. Please note that all registrations must be submitted online 2 days before the class starts.

Coop Tour Photos: Spreading the Word about Chicken Keeping, Sept. 20, 2020


Home to Roost had a booth at the Windy City Coop Tour this weekend, sharing info about chicken keeping and showing folks how to do chicken health checks. The event was well attended and I really enjoyed talking with people about chicken care!

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Upcoming Home to Roost Classes at Chicago Botanic Garden


I will be teaching a series of online chicken classes for the Chicago Botanic Garden! All classes are 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Basic Chicken Keeping – online class, Wed. September 23

Chicken Coop Basics – online class, Wed. September 30

Chicken Health – online class, Wed. October 7

Please note that all registrations must be submitted online 2 days before your class starts.

Visit my station on the Windy City Coop Tour this Sunday, Sept. 20!


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Jennifer Murtoff, urban chicken consultant

I will be stationed at 3717 N. Kenneth, Chicago IL 60641 on Sunday. The owner keeps 18 chickens, and I’ll be there to answer questions about chicken keeping and offer information, including how to do a chicken health check.
I hope to see you there! More information about the Coop Tour is located here.

Online Class: Basic Backyard Chicken Keeping, Sept. 19, 2020


Home to Roost is pairing with Mokena Public Library to offer a virtual workshop on basic chicken keeping on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Click here for more information and to register.

This class is designed for curious folks who are considering getting chickens, as well as for those who already have their own birds. Learn how to raise chicks, care for adult birds, and keep your neighbors happy! The workshop is open to all.

The 2020 Windy City Coop Tour is now accepting applications!


Do you enjoy raising chickens and think you have a great coop? Do you love talking to people about your birds? Consider applying to become a stop on the 2020 Windy City Coop Tour, September 19 & 20!

The Coop Tour is a self-guided tour of backyard coops and eco-spaces, presented by Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts in partnership with Advocates for Urban Agriculture.

APPLY HERE BY SUNDAY, 7/26!

 

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!