Intro to Backyard Chickens

posted Mar 14, 2013, 9:36 AM by Emily Dore

Nicole Kramer Easterday, urban homesteader and owner of FARMcurious divulged all the tricks and techniques to successfully keeping chickens in the city.  From deciphering municipal codes and keeping your neighbors happy to locating free sources of food, the class covered all you would need to know about keeping backyard chickens.

She talked about the perks and downfalls of owning chickens, discussed how to select appropriate breeds, and described the process of feeding, housing and caring for chickens throughout the different stages of their lives. We also met one of Nicole's own adorable chickens, and taste tested some farm fresh eggs. Some participants even visited Nicole's urban farm the day after the workshop.