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Coop Camp is less than a month away!

Have you signed up for Coop Camp yet?

Coop Camp is in Danville, IN ( just west of Indianapolis), June 7 to 9. Save the date for this weekend filled with chicken-y fun and great informational sessions on how to help your birds live healthier, happier lives!

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

Check the Coop Camp website for more information!

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Referral code for Coop Camp is LIVE

Home to Roost is speaking at Coop Camp in Danville, IN ( just west of Indianapolis), June 7 to 9. It’s a weekend of chicken-related fun and informational sessions!

Using a code during registration gets you, the Camper a 10% discount! My code is HTR. It is “live” and available now.

To use the code, go to the Coop Camp website:

Fill out the registration form first and then the payment form on the right hand side.  Press “Order Summary”  under Payment to get the code box to pop up if you’re on a phone rather than the computer.  Put the three letter code in the code box and continue with payment form.  Discount will show up at check-out.  Continue with payment.

Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you there!



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.

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 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


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

Blue-laced Wyandotte mix.