(3.16) A single hen can lay about five eggs per week. Learn about urban chicken farming at the first Plant Providence workshop of the 2013 growing season next Saturday.
Join Dan Sheehan, one of SCLT’s community gardeners, and his hens to learn about what it takes to keep chickens in an urban setting. Dan will be covering everything beginners need to know–from choosing your chickens and the responsibilities involved in maintaining a healthy flock to different coop designs!
The Southside Community Land Trust has a very useful Urban Chicken Farming page,
According to the ordinance passed by the City Council last fall, Providence residents may keep up to six hens (one hen per 800 square feet) on their lot. They must be housed outside in a coop with a fenced outdoor area. If you’re thinking of getting chickens, click here to learn more about the rules of the ordinance by downloading our handy summary.
The workshop is free for SCLT members, $5-$10 sliding scale for non-members; they ask that you pre-register (24 hours ahead if possible). Pictured here is an Araucana chick belonging to Providence resident, writer Christine Chitnis, who got started last year.
Workshop, 10am to 11:30am, Saturday, March 16, 136 Ontario Street, (directions)