Event announcement ~ Raising Urban Chickens workshop, Nov. 13, Providence

City Farm, Southside Community Land Trust
Corner West Clifford and Dudley Sts.
Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010
1:00 - 2:00 pm

From their blog, "From Seed to Fruit":

Come to City Farm this Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. for a free workshop on how to raise your own egg-laying hens in the city! This is the final workshop in the 2010 Plant Providence series. We’ll have experienced chicken-keepers on hand at four different stations to 1) explain the terms of the new ordinance passed by the City Council this fall; 2) walk you through constructing a coop, composting chicken manure, and preventing rats; 3) go over chick-rearing and hardy breeds for the New England climate; and 4) instruct you on daily chicken maintenance and care. Also on hand to serve as demonstration models will be City Farm’s own flock of hens! You’ll get to take home a resource guide to local sources for both birds and supplies as well as a suggested reading list to learn more. To download directions to City Farm, click here.
I'm definitely planning to go. Although Bear has no interest in raising chickens, I'm intrigued by the idea. By the time we've saved up to build a coop and buy some hens, Bear may have changed her mind.


  1. This would have come in handy a few summers ago when our friend gave us a Rhode Island Red! Being clueless we had to give Rhody away to a sanctuary instead :0(

  2. Awww! They give the best eggs. I Tweet with a guy from Ireland who imported some because the eggs are so good.


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