Rule the Roost at Chicks in the City

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Learn to Rule the Roost at Chicks in the City

Saturday, March 1, 9am-3pm, Decatur Recreation Center¸ 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA

The Sixth Annual Chicks in the City is a daylong symposium on how to begin and care for your own flock of happy healthy backyard chickens. The rapid growth of urban farming and the desire for healthy eating led the Wylde Center to offer this full plate of classes that engage and inspire both the curious and committed audience.  Presenters include Walter Reeves, Dr. Carol Tobias, Joey Zeigler and more. Topics are breeds, coop design, predator proofing, chickens 102, farm life in the city, baby chicks, and health and wellness.

Complimentary coffee and treats provided by Revolution Donuts!

$50 for Wylde Center Member, $60 for Non-Member/ General Public

COMBO DEAL!  Join us for the BOTH the Symposium and the Atlanta Urban Coop Tour and save. $75, $65 Wylde Center Member

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“Learning from our eggsperts, you can have happy healthy chickens while saving time, money and gaining access to metro Atlanta’s growing chicken keeping community.”

– Wylde Center


4th Annual Urban Coop Tour Coming in September


 Backyard chickens are in more and more in-townAtlantaneighborhoods with families, community gardens and neighborhood co-ops getting in on the action. The dual benefits of farm fresh eggs as well as the experience of reclaiming ownership of the food chain have inspired hundreds of people to get involved.  You can’t get any more local than walking outside your door and gathering eggs….and the chickens are pretty cute, too.

The Oakhurst Community Garden Project and Georgia Organics are teaming up to present the 4th annual tour on September 24 and 25. Visit  24 urban coops in Decatur, Virginia-Highlands/Morningside/Inman Park and Grant Park/Ormewood Park.  Each neighborhood will feature 8 coops on the self-guided tour. 

The tour will highlight the benefits of backyard chickens as well as the potential pitfalls and solutions.  Coop owners will be available to answer questions and provided details on their coop designs and to share their experiences with “the girls”.

Tickets are $15 for Oakhurst Community Garden Project and Georgia Organics members; $20 for early registration and $25 for day of tour and the tickets are valid for both days.

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