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CHICAGO -- Basic Backyard Chicken Care workshop and Meet Up

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by LindaN, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. LindaN

    LindaN Songster

    Jul 28, 2007
    Heads up to all folks in the Chicago area! Angelic Organics is sponsoring a workshop on keeping chickens in the city. I'll be there and will be running the meet up portion for folks who already have chickens.

    Details are below. If you live in or near Chicago and are interested, please come!

    Saturday, November 8, 2008
    10AM to 1PM
    Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, 615 W. Wellington
    Cost: $30

    Farm fresh eggs from your own back yard? YES!
    Please join us for a workshop on best practices for Basic Backyard Chicken Care in Chicago.

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

    Chicken care experts from Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm in Ottawa, IL and right here in Chicago will share their tips on how to keep both your chickens and your neighbors happy - from basic needs and year-round care to relevant city regulations.

    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.

    Register now via the Angelic Organics website.

    Or if you prefer, call our Chicago office at 773.288.5462.

    MEET UP Invitation to Current Chicken Keepers: Bring your photos, coop designs, favorite stories, and maybe even birds for Show and Tell after the workshop. If you'd like to participate, send us an email ASAP - chicago@learngrowconnect.org.

    Wellington Ave UCC is located in the heart of Lakeview, and is accessible by bus or El (purple, brown, and red lines to Belmont - then 1/2 mile walk to the church.) Or, if you choose to drive, you can park at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center parking garage at Halsted and Wellington (2 blocks west.) Pick up a voucher in the church for $3.00 parking.

  2. nerfy

    nerfy Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    Western Illinois
    I live in a small town 60 miles NW of Chicago...Illegal to keep chickens here. But yet is is legal in Chicago.
    Do you touch base on these issues?
  3. mommy2pnutty

    mommy2pnutty In the Brooder

    Oct 27, 2008
    nerfy - I also live in the NW. Rockford IL. Where do you live?
  4. LindaN

    LindaN Songster

    Jul 28, 2007
    Nerfy, I'm not quite sure what your question means. Are you looking for information on how to change the laws in your town to make it legal to keep chickens?

    If so, then the thread on this board about Local Chicken Laws and Ordinances has lots of good resources. As does the Urban Chickens blog.

    Let me know if I misinterpreted your comment. [​IMG]

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