Ideas for a Chicken Booth at a Preparedness Fair?

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by spiffwilkie, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. spiffwilkie

    spiffwilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My church is having a preparedness fair, and I've been tasked with creating a small chicken table. The fair isn't specifically for emergency prep, but for financial prep, health info, food storage, etc., etc.
    I am planning on taking a couple of my girls to put in a small pen while were there, but I would like to put together some info on backyard chickens.

    Some of the things I have thought about:
    • Know your local ordinances (I would have info specific to the cities around here)
    • How many do you need/Can you have? (Space requirements, etc.)
    • Feeding and Watering
    • Shelter (Coop requirments, types)
    • Predators/Pests
    • How to be a good chicken neighbor (i.e. remember they can be LOUD, they poop A LOT, etc.)
    • What to expect with egg production
    • What types can you/should you get
    • Do they make good pets (as opposed to just raising for eggs/meat)

    So, does anyone have any more good topics that I should cover? Has anyone else done this before and have information already compiled?

    I don't want to get super-detailed, but I also don't want to paint a picture that, "chickens are glorious beings that never need any maintenance, and will just pop out eggs at my every whim!" I want to be realistic about ownership and what it takes.

    The crowd is going to be 99% urban/suburban. Not so many country folk.

    Thanks!
    -Steve
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Good start. The Laws would be the important one....wouldn't want someone to have to get rid of because of laws.
     

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