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Urban Chicken Keeping

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You don't have to be a farmer to keep chickens. Terry Golson has more than sixteen years of experience keeping a small flock of laying hens in her backyard that supply eggs for her family's table. In this slideshow and lecture, Terry will share everything you need to know to get started with your own chickens. She'll cover selecting the right breeds, housing, feed, and how to keep the hens healthy.

Terry will talk about chicken behavior, predators, and daily chores. She'll show you how she composts the manure and makes use of it in her garden. Terry speaks and writes frequently on this topic. You can find out more about her and her hens at www.HenCam.com.

Terry will also be bringing one of her very own live chickens to the presentation!

 

*Note: parking is available on Park St for those with Somerville stickers and in the next-door lot or on Properzi Way for those without resident stickers.  There's also a Hubway station nearby at Conway Park!*

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Al! That's a great question. My understanding of current boston zoning laws state that you actually cannot set up a chicken coop in your backyard. However, there are groups such as Legalize Chickens in Boston that are working to change that. There is even a current piece of legislation that is being worked on that might change Boston zoning laws in order to allow chicken coops in backyards, as well as encouraging other forms of urban food production.

    October 3, 2012

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    Can i start my own chicken farm 2 or 3 in boston - dorchester
    al

    October 1, 2012

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