Fresh Eggs! Chicken Keeping Workshop

  • June 23, 2013 · 2:00 PM

This workshop is hosted by the Institute of Urban Ecology, a project of Slow Food San Gabriel Valley (a non-profit 501(c)3 organization).

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Tired of watery eggs with pale yellow yolks? Join the movement of Backyard Chicken Keepers who are reclaiming their right to fresh eggs with deep orange yolks! Learn the basics of keeping chickens at home and see a working example of a home operation.  In this workshop we will go over:

- Chicken’s basic growth and life cycle
- Options for breeds of chickens and multi-colored eggs
- Food and watering options, including providing chicken forage

- Keeping chickens safe from predators
- How to keep your chickens healthy with proper feed and probiotics
- Storing eggs and egg safety issues
- Chicken habitat options: coops, runs, etc.
- Legality issues around chicken keeping

Presented as part of the June Bloom Urban Ecology series.  Go here to check out more info and to pre-register.  http://www.instituteofurbanecology.org/product/june-bloom-fresh-eggs-chicken-keeping-workshop-sun-june-23rd/#tab-description

Date/Time
Sunday, June 23rd
2pm to 5pm

Location
Wu Family Farm
1848 Navarro Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

Date/TimeSunday, June 23rd 2pm to 5pm
LocationWu Family Farm1848 Navarro AvePasadena, CA 91103
Registration InfoPre-Registered: $25At the Door: $35

Pre-Registered: $25
At the Door: $35

 

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  • Sherry R.

    I know everyone meant well, but we did not even stay for this session. First, we were looking forward to seeing a real live backyard chicken-keeping situation, but instead were redirected at the last minute to a rather derelict house and dusty yard (Harambee Center) where rows and rows of chairs were placed down a cliff in the HOT sun! The speaker was extremely late and there was no shade. The rock stair steps down were unsafe and rickety, one lady fell. The 12-15 pullets were STILL in the coop WITHOUT water and it was already 2 PM in the hot sun. When they were released, they fought overtop of each other for the water. I felt that was very cruel. Still no speaker and it's 2:30. Everyone was miserable in the heat. We tried to create makeshift umbrellas out of palm fronds, but they were not very effective. It was just too much, we had to leave or suffer sunstroke. I would like to request my money be refunded for two persons.

    June 24, 2013

    • Adrian

      I have to say I left early too, but after we'd gone next door to the covered picnic tables and at least were out of the sun. I was there for an hour that was mostly logistical shuffling and then a lot of talk that wasn't anything that I couldn't have learned online or in a book. I really enjoyed the Chicken Processing class at Sam's a few weeks ago--that was a great hands-on experience. I was expecting to be introduced to Sam's chickens with a lot of info about how he raises them, which from what I understand did happen eventually but long after I'd lost patience and left. This was poorly organized and executed. I really feel that if you're going to charge this much for a class the quality of the class should be a lot better. This felt a lot like you guys were learning how to give a class on our dime. I've learned a lot more in a shorter time at past events that were free.

      June 25, 2013

    • Roberta K.

      Thank you for the honest comments. Rishi is aware and i hope everyone knows that this event wassn't specifically run by this meetup's organizers. I like to post things going on in the community that are chicken related so we can't control other groups activities but I've let him know to check out these comments and you should comment on their site, Urban Institute of Ecology as it might have more impact there. If the group doesn;t want to know about outside activities I can stop posting those but I think in general the events are good. Comments are welcome, please keep them coming.

      June 26, 2013

  • Rishi

    I just posted pictures as well!

    June 24, 2013

  • Rishi

    Thanks to everyone who attended and to Sam for teaching such a great workshop! Over 20 people attended and after some initial problems with the weather, we found a nice shadey picnic spot at the Harambee Center (a religious center founded to help rehabilitate the Altadena neighborhood) for the first part of the class. Sam presented some great information and we got lots of input from the attendees as well! After the "lecture" portion, we walked over as a group to Sam's place, and he explained his coop and foraging area setup. He explained options for feeders, waterers, and providing healthy forage for chickens. We also got to see his ducks living happily with his chickens!

    Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!

    June 24, 2013

  • Susie B.

    OOH, this isn't pleasant, I am glad I didn't take my 10 year old. However I do realize this is one persons take on it.
    I do

    June 24, 2013

  • Holly B.

    My husband and I learned a lot today - thank you!!

    June 23, 2013

  • Susie B.

    Will there be a next meeting for newbies?

    June 23, 2013

  • Susie B.

    Will have to make next one. So disappointed! Was looking
    forward to this...

    June 23, 2013

  • Barbara H.

    I have tried to preregister, after thinking RSVP was enough. It won't let me pay without Paypal. I don't have paypal. I'll see you soon, hopefully for $25

    June 23, 2013

  • Elissa

    Looking forward! I'm new to this.

    June 23, 2013

  • Samantha 1

    So with the change in locations, will there still be 'working examples"? This is a first for me.

    June 23, 2013

  • Julie

    Sorry.. Something came up. Have to join you next time

    June 22, 2013

  • Rishi

    Hi Everyone,

    Just wanted to make it clear, you need to Pre-Register on the IUE website. Here is the link: http://www.instituteofurbanecology.org/product/june-bloom-fresh-eggs-chicken-keeping-workshop-sun-june-23rd/

    June 10, 2013

    • Samantha 1

      Rishi, is the location at Wu Farm listed above? Said we be notified of location after payment and I haven't gotten anything. Paid via Paypal. Don't want show up at the wrong address and miss it.

      June 22, 2013

  • Connie L.

    Too expensive. Sorry to miss it.

    June 22, 2013

  • JW S.

    unexpected conflict in schedule... so sorry to miss this opportunity!

    June 22, 2013

  • Samantha 1

    I registered, but haven't gotten an address, is it at the Wu Family Farm or somewhere else?

    June 21, 2013

  • Sherry R.

    I see it says in one place it begins at 2 PM and in another place it says 3:30. Don't want to be late, but don't want to be early either. Place advise the correct time. Thanks! Can't wait, my first time doing anything chickeny.

    June 18, 2013

    • Roberta K.

      double checked and changed things so it's the same. 2pm. Thanks for checking. :)

      June 21, 2013

  • Holly B.

    Hi Rishi,
    I've registered and am looking forward to this meetup - however, I have the same comment as Kay: I'd like my husband to attend too but really, $50 is too much to pay. Isn't there any kind of discount for a second person? I think $35 for two would be fair....

    June 18, 2013

    • Roberta K.

      If you go to their site, you can get 3 classes for $64 I think. If it seems too much you can wait for another beginners meet-up that we are putting on where there isn't a charge.

      June 18, 2013

  • Susie B.

    Hi, If I bring my 10 year old does he pay also?

    Thanks,

    June 18, 2013

    • Rishi

      kids 16 and under are free! They need to learn this more than we do!

      June 18, 2013

    • Samantha 1

      Awesome, my 13 year old daughter wanted to come too. Thanks!

      June 18, 2013

  • Elissa

    Looking forward! I'm new to this.

    May 29, 2013

  • Susie B.

    As a new member it is difficult to know what it is I should expect, so this now puts a bug in my ear....

    May 28, 2013

    • Rishi

      Hi Susie, I just updated the description of the workshop so you'll know what to expect. If you plan on attending, please RSVP pre-register at : http://www.instituteo...­

      June 17, 2013

  • Kay

    I'm carpooling with my spouse that day so may have him in tow. Will you charge separately for him or should I have him wait in the car?

    June 12, 2013

    • Rishi

      Hi Kay, if he is going to sit in at the workshop we will have to charge. Please remember to pre-register online as well to get the discounted price: http://www.instituteo...­

      June 17, 2013

  • chico

    Is anybody in the Downey area?

    June 13, 2013

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