Hens looking for a home


THESE BIRDS NOW HAVE A HOME. Thanks, everyone.

Three healthy, laying hens free to a good home. They are on the north side of Chicago. We have two Buff Orpingtons (brown eggs) and one Ameraucana (blue eggs) that are all two years old. They are sweet, docile and quiet. We are looking to re-home them because they are not integrating well with our established flock, because our existing flock is too aggressive. We purchased the Orpingtons and Ameraucana five weeks ago from someone who needed to get rid of their flock. Again, they are healthy and would do well on their own, with other docile breeds, or in a brood with a rooster.

Home to Roost can vouch for the care these chickens have been given! They have great owners!

 

 

REMINDER: Sign up for Chicken Keeping and Coop Building Classes at the Morton Arboretum, July 20


Back by popular demand! Learn more about chicken keeping in these popular classes coming up on July 20:

Backyard Chickens 101: Chicken Keeping and Backyard Chickens 102: Chicken Coop Basics

Space is limited, so register soon.

 

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!

Chicken Keeping and Coop Building Classes at the Morton Arboretum, July 20


Back by popular demand! Learn more about chicken keeping in these popular classes:

Backyard Chickens 101: Chicken Keeping and Backyard Chickens 102: Chicken Coop Basics

Space is limited, so register soon.

 

Survey regarding proposed limits on poultry in Cook County


The Sun Times reports that the controversial vote that would limit chicken keeping in unincorporated Cook County has been deferred. 

UPDATE: Please fill out this survey if you live in Cook County, regardless of whether it’s incorporated or unincorporated. 

The Chicagoland chicken keeping community discourages keeping roosters if you live close to other people or in dense residential areas, but we do not recommend a ban on roosters. Also, many urban chicken keepers easily house more than five birds on less than an acre of land.

We encourage the board to take a closer look at what resources and support the Chicago chicken keeping community has established for its members. We have built a solid foundation for information sharing and community support.

We also encourage the board to explore what chicken keeping looks like in an urban or suburban setting, as there are many misconceptions and misunderstandings. The Windy City Coop Tour is an ideal means to investigate this urban ag practice.

 

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!

Rooster Ban Up for Vote May 23 in Unincorporated Cook County


An amendment to prohibit roosters and limit the number of chickens you can keep on less than 1 acre from 12 to 5 goes before the Cook County Board today, May 23.
If you live in unincorporated Cook, please contact your commissioners TODAY, Thurs., May 23, and ask them to vote NO to this proposed amendment.
While the Chicago chicken keeping community discourages keeping roosters due to noise levels, we fear that banning of roosters might lead to banning chickens altogether. I’m hoping the reasoning behind this ban isn’t applied to Chicago.