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Home to Roost Events for 2019


Upcoming Events and Classes for 2019

Feb. 9: Urban Livestock Expo, Southside Occupational Academy. Hear from urban livestock folks about how keep bees, goats, chickens, ducks, and quail. ¡Hay clases en español!

March 23: Good Food Festival, UIC Forum. I’ll be staffing a table and doing some short presentations.

April 6: Glen Ellyn Public Library. I’ll be doing a kids’ program on chickens and eggs.

May 11: Growin’ Green Garden Market, Glen Ellyn. I’ll do an Informational session and staff a display table.

June 7–9: Coop Dreams Coop Camp, Indianapolis, IN. Come for a weekend of chicken-related workshops, networking, and fun.

June 15–16: Custer Fair, Evanston. Enjoy this family-friendly street fair with fun and diverse vendors. I’ll be at a display table.

July 20: Morton Arboretum. Sign up for my popular basic chicken-keeping / coop building classes. Call 630-968-0074.

Sept. 21 or 28: Windy City Coop Tour. View coops in Chicago and suburbs and network with other chicken keepers.

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AUA Livestock Expo, this Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 to 3


Join Home to Roost* and a variety of critters and their keepers at the Southside Occupation Academy, 7432 S. Hoyne Ave., on Saturday, February 9 from 11 am to 3 pm. Learn about keeping bees, goats, chickens, ducks, quail, and more!

For more information, go to https://auachicago.org/events/. Hope to see you there!

*Home to Roost will be teaching two sessions: Quail (noon) and Chicken Coops (2 PM). However, due to unforeseen circumstances, I will be unable to staff my table. Some of my clients will be sitting in for me.

 

 

 

Gallinas urbanas en Chicago


¡Ojo! Si Ud. hable español, viva en Chicago y le fascinen las gallinas, estas noticias son para Ud.!

 

Residents of Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago


New neighbors are looking for a place to house their four hens. They will be in the 2000 block of W Fargo. If you’re interested in co-sharing chickens in Rogers Park (or otherwise assisting in a solution for helping a chicken-loving family keep their birds!), contact Gretchen: 218-348-4665. Need to find a solution by Feb. 2.

Thank you for your help!

 

Roo in Villa Park IL looking for home


CONTACT  jorgiequinonesjr@gmail.com

Jorge in Villa Park is looking for a home for this lovely roo! He’s a beauty!

Blue-laced Wyandotte mix.

Great diagnostic post on “What killed my chicken?”


If your chickens are missing, dead, or injured, you should figure out what got them to prevent future occurrences.

This great post by chicken guru Gail Damerow will help with your detective work!: https://countrysidenetwork.com/daily/poultry/chicken-coops-housing/what-killed-my-chicken/

 

 

Bid on Chicken Consulting at International Chamber Artists’ benefit, 10/21


What better way to combine classical music and chickens than to donate an hour of chicken consulting to the ICA silent auction?

Bid on 1 hour of chicken consulting, the book Pro Patria (which I edited), and other great items at the International Chamber Artists’ Annual Benefit, Harvest Harmony, on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3 to 6 PM at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Club, 220 S. Michigan.

http://www.icamusic.org/october-2018-benefit