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Release your inner (chicken) farmer at Hen-aPalooza

Interest in Chicago's Backyard Chickens is growing! In yesterday’s feature in The Stew, Chicago Tribune's Food Blog, Tribune writer and self-proclaimed Chicago farmer wannabe Monica Eng informs other like-minded individuals of urban agri-events, including the 2nd annual Hen-aPalooza this Sunday. This free, self-guided tour of 16 Chicagoland chicken coops occurs from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, October 3rd. For more information, to dowload a map of tour locations, and get a Hen-aPalooza Passport to track your tour performance see the full listing.

To start your own coop, and learn more about best practices for city chickens, register for the Basic Backyard Chicken Care Workshop on Saturday, November 6th at our Chicago location. Lead by the informative Jen Murtoff of Home to Roost Urban Chicken Consulting, this workshop will give you the knowledge, resources, and recommendations to begin raising farm fresh eggs at home.

Finally, we are excited to announce that chickens are now allowed in the City of Evanston, which passed an ordinance to allow up to 6 chickens per coop. Read the Tribune article about the ordinance. Congratulations to all of the Chicago Chickens Enthusiasts and the Evanston organizers who worked to pass the ordinance!


For more things chicken-related, visit the Chicago Chickens Enthusiasts Google group, moderated by the Learning Center.