Poultry Palooza & Backyard Chicken Care

October 1, 2013 at 8:41 am

A couple of upcoming courses on the art and science of keeping backyard chickens.

From the Home to Roost blog:

Poultry Palooza at the Chicago Botanic Garden!

Join urban chicken consultant Jennifer Murtoff for two workshops on how to successfully raise and enjoy chickens in your backyard! Register for both sessions at once and receive a 10 percent discount.

Raising Backyard Chickens This class is designed for curious people who are considering raising backyard chickens, as well as for those who already have their own birds and who want to learn more! Come learn about local laws, how to raise chicks, care for adult birds, and keep your neighbors happy!

Raising Healthy Chickens Are you interested in knowing how to care for your birds in an emergency situation? Better yet, what IS an emergency for a chicken? Come learn the signs of a sick bird, what to do to help her, and where to seek care if the situation is beyond your ability.

To register for these classes, go to the Botanic Garden’s website and search on “chickens.”

ISA brown hen

From the Angelic Organics Learning Center website:

Basic Backyard Chicken Care at Angelic Organics Learning Center

Farm fresh eggs from your own back yard?


Please join us for our comprehensive workshop on best practices for Basic Backyard Chicken Care in Chicago and surrounding communities.

Raising chickens as pets and for eggs is LEGAL in Chicago – and part of our growing local food and urban agriculture scene.

Learn everything from daily needs and year-round care to relevant city regulations to keep your chickens well –

and you & your neighbors happy…

You    will leave the workshop with the knowledge, recommendations,  and      resources you need for your own home flock – and you’ll make      connections  with other chicken enthusiasts in Chicago.

Our instructor is the informative and engaging Jen Murtoff of Home to Roost Urban Chicken Consulting.

For more info, visit our Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts website, moderated by Learning Center staff.

For more information about the Learning Center’s registration & refund policies – click here.      If the workshop fee presents a barrier to your participation,  please     inquire about limited work-exchange scholarships. For Chicago    workshops,   contact chicago@learngrowconnect.org.

Actual costs of workshops are close to double our workshop fees. If you are able, please consider making an additional donation to help cover the full cost of your workshop.

Price: $35.00

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