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Keeping Chickens in the City—the Right Way!

The next City Farm to Table meeting will focus on the ins and outs of keeping chickens in the city. Many 4-H youth are finding that the educational benefits (not to mention all those eggs) of keeping chickens is a lot of fun! While it may not be simple process, it is something everyone can easily do--and for not too much money either.

At our next meeting we will cover things such as: housing and space requirements, feeding, health, best breeds for our northern climate, and predators as well as answer all your questions.  Questions like “how does a chicken survive our sometimes severe winter cold? And “Do I need a rooster to get eggs?”  Local 4-H experts have loads of experience to share.

While you do need a $10 license to keep chickens and a place for them to live, it is an organic, low carbon foot print activitye in which everyone can take part. The real learning for youth comes from being able to care for a pet that gives something back and teaches them about caring for animals upon which we depend.

If you are interested in learning more, please attend the City Farm to Table meeting on Monday, April 10th from 5:30-6:30 at 8104 Vinland Street .  Please RSVP at if you plan on attending.

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