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2014 Volunteer Call, Funky Chicken Coop Tour

Date: 
Fri, 01/17/2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fri, 02/07/2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fri, 02/07/2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

* Do you own chickens but are not interested in having your coop on the Funky Chicken Coop tour?
* Do you like chickens and want to spend some time with others of a similar interest?
* Do you want to help spread the word about the benefits and joys of raising chickens?
* Do you like to bicycle and want to help make this year's Tour de Funky Chickens a success?
If so, there are some wonderful opportunities for you to help prior to the tour, on the tour day itself, and after the tour is over.

VOUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING

Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour

Date: 
Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Save the 2014 Date!

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April 19, 2014 - 10:00am-4:00pm for touring coops (earlier free classes at Sunshine Community Gardens)

Coop Tour Headquarters

Sunshine Community Gardens

4814 Sunshine Drive, Austin, Texas 78756

It’s been a tough week.

My neighbor, who is very sweet, as well as developmentally challenged, has a habit of coming into my backyard and leaving the gate open.  At least I think it is she who leaves it open... The gate is often mysteriously open after I meticulously close it, and I doubt the chickens know how to open the latch. I know she visits when I'm not home because I've found her there before.

Kibi78704's (Kirsten's) Preface:

Comal County Fair and Rodeo - Backyard Poultry Show

Date: 
Wed, 09/25/2013 - 8:00am to 8:00pm

Please see http://comalcountyfair.org/events_detail.aspx?id=99 for rules, regulations, and other details.

Please note that if you plan to enter a bird in the contest, it  must have a current Pullorum-Typhoid (P/T) test. From the event website:

5) Birds without a P/T test, birds that show obvious disease, or birds that have parasites will not be accepted. The decision of the Superintendent will be final.

Recently, I remarked on Facebook that I needed to thin down my flock of (then) 28 Ameraucanas because the cost of chicken feed was encroaching into the human feed budget. My friend Lorien Hoover sent me a link for Fermented Feed: http://naturalchickenkeeping.blogspot.com/p/fermented-feed.html

Here are some recommendations from the austin poultry list for Avian Vets so you can take your chickens in for help.  Thanks to Carla for this.

H and H Soy-Free/Non-GMO Chicken Feed

http://handhsoyfreenongmofeed.com/

All of our feeds feature no soy, non-GMO grains, and are enhanced with All Natural or Organic Fertrell the premium quality vitamin, mineral, microbial additives specially formulated for your animal.

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BTW - My chickens have been living on H&H Non-Soy Layer feed for a few months now. They love it.  Because the protein supplements have been semi-pelletized, there is less waste than when I was feeding them Coyote Creek Organic Non-Soy Layer rations. They just ignored the powdered protein mix, which was usually dumped on the ground, and became very fragrant when it rained.

 

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