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The Raleigh Durham Backyard Poultry Meetup Group is for people who have small backyard flocks of chickens for pets, eggs, and meat. You just might be suprised at how many people living in your neighborhood have pet chickens! There is nothing quite like walking outside in the morning to gather fresh organic eggs for your breakfast! We welcome everyone that has a small backyard flock of chickens, and those that are interested in getting started raising a small backyard flock of chickens. We get together once a month at our "Let's Talk Chicken Over Chicken" meetings. We are "eggcited" you have visited with us today, and hope you will consider joining our group!

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Hentopia class in Raleigh: Better Backyard Chicken Keeping

Here's the link to details and registration for two Hentopia classes in Raleigh (may have to copy and paste into your browser): https://cs.wcpss.net/index.php?route=lllcoursecontroller/course_detail&course_id=1636&cat=7

Hentopia Demo and Tour

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See the original Hentopia coop and habitat. I'll walk you through all the projects in our backyard. This is more extensive than the Raleigh classes. Details and registration at the website: http://www.hentopiacoops.com/hentopia-classes/ My book Hentopia: Create Hassle-Free Habitat for Happy Chickens will also be for sale. Includes instructions for building a coop from free pallets. Here are some reviews: “This is the book I wish I'd read when I started keeping chickens. Frank Hyman is so funny and personable that he has managed to write an extremely handy and detailed chicken-keeping manual that is also quite entertaining to read.” — Amy Stewart, NYT bestselling author of The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants He’s a true zen master of poultry!” — Roger Sipe, Editor, Chickens magazine It strikes a rare mix of ingenuity and common sense that hits a sweet spot. —Starred Library Journal review The author is very straightforward, has a good wit on him. --GoodReads reviewer Finally, a down-to-earth chicken keeping and caring guide by someone who’s not a rich professional and cherishes their freedom and sleep. This is the jolliest poultry book I have read. --Net Galley reviewers

Hentopia: Better Backyard Chicken Keeping

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Here's a link to this class in Raleigh (may need to copy and paste the link into your browser). https://cs.wcpss.net/index.php?route=lllcoursecontroller/course_detail&course_id=1636&cat=7 I'll also be selling my book Hentopia:Create Hassle-Free Habitat for Happy Chickens. Here are a few reviews of the book (on which the class is based): “This is the book I wish I'd read when I started keeping chickens. Frank Hyman is so funny and personable that he has managed to write an extremely handy and detailed chicken-keeping manual that is also quite entertaining to read.” — Amy Stewart, NYT bestselling author of The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants He’s a true zen master of poultry!” — Roger Sipe, Editor, Chickens magazine It strikes a rare mix of ingenuity and common sense that hits a sweet spot. —Starred Library Journal review The author is very straightforward, has a good wit on him. --GoodReads reviewer Finally, a down-to-earth chicken keeping and caring guide by someone who’s not a rich professional and cherishes their freedom and sleep. This is the jolliest poultry book I have read. --Net Galley reviewers

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Hentopia: Demo and Tour

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