Sunday, April 5, 2009

City Chickens! And Ducks Too!

Have you ever dreamed of keeping chickens in San Francisco? My friend, Amy, use to talk about it a lot. At the time, I thought she was a little nuts. But lately, with all my gardening and cooking, I can see keeping chickens, or why not, even ducks in the backyard.

Garden for the Environment has a class next Saturday to teach us city folks how to legally care for healthy chickens and ducks in our own backyards. My curiosity got the best of me and I signed-up. I am sure that my neighbors will be thrilled to read this post. :)

Over breakfast this morning, I asked Zack if he knew if we could eat duck eggs. He didn't know, but the internet seems to have a lot about it. http://www.duckeggs.com/duck-egg-questions.html#taste

We don't have any pets in our family and I am warming up to the idea of an all outdoor pet. No hair inside! Sounds perfect. We'll see if I feel differently after the workshop.

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CITY CHICKENS! AND DUCKS TOO!
AN INTRODUCTION TO RAISING AND CARING FOR HEALTHY CHICKENS AND DUCKS IN SAN FRANCISCO
Date: Saturday, April 11th, 2009
Time: 10AM - 12:00 Noon
Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave at Lawton Street, San Francisco
Cost: $15

City Chickens!You can keep chickens and ducks in San Francisco! Join Paul Glowaski and Cooper Funk of Urban Eggs for an exciting workshop on organic “eggriculture”. You will learn how to legally keep chickens and ducks in San Francisco, from coop design to health concerns, and what to feed them and examples of appropriate organic systems for both chickens and ducks.

To pre-register, please call (415) 731-5627, or email info@gardenfortheenvironment.org.

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Here's additional reading on a local food writer who recently prepared goose eggs. http://www.thedinnerfiles.com/?p=964

3 Comments:

Sustainable Eats said...

Chicken Craze is taking over! We are getting chickens next month but I've heard and read great things about ducks too. Apparently the eggs are great and very large to boot.

My husband thought I was crazy for wanting chickens but now quite a few of our neighbors have them and many more normal city folks are talking about it. It's the beginning of something great - grassroots at it's best!

xo,
Sustainable Eats

cheeseslave said...

How awesome!

Backyard chickens are great. Not only do they produce a lot of eggs, but they also give you free fertilizer for your garden!

Spinach and Honey said...

Sustainable Eats - I can't wait to read about your chickens when they come.

Cheeseslave - Do you have chickens?

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