Urban Chickens - February 10, 2011

posted Feb 25, 2011, 12:02 PM by Madeleine Morley   [ updated Mar 6, 2011, 6:17 PM ]

This unique, two-part UKSF class taught by Nicole Kramer, urban homesteader and owner of FARMcurious, gave participants both a hands on and practical introduction to everything they need to know to make the urban animal husbandry leap. 

Part I: Hen party in the Mission!

Participants met a live urban chicken, sampled fresh eggs (v. store-bought eggs), and examined the equipment used in raising chickens. Nicole divulged all the tricks and techniques to successfully keep chickens in the city, including choosing breeds and deciphering city codes. Participants left with a stylish FARMcurious ceramic egg tray (perfect for storing eggs, be they purchased or backyard fresh), as well as a packet of useful materials consisting of the info covered in class and resources for future use.

Part II: Field trip to the farm... (free for participants)

In an optional site visit to Nicole's farm in Oakland, visitors viewed urban farming in practice, examining Nicole's coop, her feeding and watering set-up, and the very subjects of her workshop: her chickens!


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