Love the localvore movement? Ever thought you might like to try keeping your own chickens? Come get a rundown of popular breeds, coop design, feeding and care, health, laws and zoning, info on how to appease your neighbors and everything else you might want to know about keeping urban poultry. The instructor will have a few members of her flock along for you to meet in person and if they've been cooperating lately, students might receive fresh eggs, too!
To educate students in basic urban poultry care and considerations, and offer a forum for questions and discussion.
Students should bring a notebook and pen to take notes.
Asylum renter Khrysti Smyth (aka "Khya" or "Your Chickeness") grew up tracking down every kind of animal she could find, and learning everything she could about them. Her most recent animal passion is poultry, and she has countless hours of research over 3+ years of keeping, breeding, hatching, and showing poultry to share with you! Recently featured on Animal Planet's "Pets 101", heard on Boston's NPR radio station, and lately acting as the Official Poultry Consultant for the City of Somerville, come learn about keeping urban poultry from the "Chickeness of Somerville"!
Friday, June 22, 7:30-9:30 PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.