Backyard Chickens 101 with The Chickeness
Presented by The Trustees
Love the local food movement? Ever thought you might like to try keeping your own chickens? Come join “The Chickeness”, Khrysti Smyth, of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens for a rundown of popular breeds, housing needs and design, feeding and care, health, laws and zoning, info on how to effortlessly mix chickens and neighbors, and everything else you might want to know about keeping your own backyard chickens.
Backyard Chickens 101
Saturday, April 1st, 2017
The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02108
Costs: $12 per Trustees member and $20 per nonmember. Members must bring their current member card and number. Join The Trustees and save! Members save between 20-40% off all classes in The KITCHEN.
Course materials will be provided, and each attendee will receive a signed Certificate of Course Completion. Come find out whether keeping chickens might be a good addition to your garden, your kitchen, and your family's overall health and wellbeing, and meet a few of her feathered Chicken Ambassadors too!
Khrysti Smyth (AKA The Chickeness) has been an urban backyard chicken farmer since 2009 and is the founder of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens. With a lifetime of animal husbandry, five years as a veterinary technician, and two degrees in Wildlife Ecology, Khrysti offers a wide range of services including classes, chicken care trainings, coop and chicken consultations, chicken brokering, chicken/farm sitting, help with permits, coop building and installation, monthly maintenance and health check-up services, and even chicken and farm sitting! Lately she has been a strong advocate for your chickens' helpful role as garden work-birds – happily consuming all your weeds, bugs, thinned seedlings, dead leaves, grass cuttings, etc., and turning it all into amazing compost – while still adding delicious and healthy egg protein to your homegrown bounty!
About The Trustees and The KITCHEN
As one of the largest owners of agricultural land and the premier steward of the cultural and natural landscape of Massachusetts, The Trustees extends its leadership to transform the local food system by connecting residents and visitors back to the land and sharing the Commonwealth’s collective agrarian heritage through innovative retail and educational experiences at the Boston Public Market in the heart of downtown Boston.
The KITCHEN is a community gathering place, managed by The Trustees, that is restoring the craft of seasonal cooking in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond through hands-on classes and educational experiences that celebrate the farmers and artisans of this region. Partnered with the Boston Public Market, The KITCHEN embraces a whole-food approach to eating and promotes cooking as an essential cornerstone of a sustainable food system.
Join The Trustees and receive 20%-50% off all classes, workshops, and events at The KITCHEN and all Trustees properties.