Another Urban Coop

30 06 2009

Check out these sweet Barred Plymouth Rock pullets and their amazing digs!  Love this coop!

Two Barred Plymouth Rock Pullets

Two Barred Plymouth Rock Pullets


A fun yellow and white coop with two of its' three occupants

A fun yellow and white coop with two of its' three occupants

I’d like to start doing a weekly coop and occupant feature on Wednesdays, but need a snappy name.  Thoughts?  Leave them in the comment section!  Would you like to be featured in an upcoming week?  Comment below, and I’ll be in touch!  Abi


CLUCK Meeting 6-30

29 06 2009

Sorry for the late notice, but there will be a CLUCK meeting tomorrow, June 30, at Noon at Coffee Garden (2904 Franklin, Sacramento).   Hope to see you there!

Backyard chickens on Nightline

23 06 2009

ABC News Nightline featured backyard chickens in NY! Click HERE to watch the video.

Food, Inc.

23 06 2009

I got this fab email today and wanted to share. 

food inc

“This film will confirm that you want to raise backyard chickens.

Join Pesticide Watch Education Fund on Friday, July 3rd for the screening of the much-anticipated Food, Inc. Already the film has generated quite the buzz, including making USDA head Tom Vilsack “uncomfortable” at one screening.  Purchase tickets at the Crest Theatre.

Film: 8-9:30pm, The Crest Theatre, 1013 “K” Street

Panel: 9:30-10:30pm, featuring:

  • Ann Martin Rolke, author Hands-off Cooking, blogger, and chef
  •  Jaclyn Hopkins, coordinator EAT (Environment & Agriculture Taskforce) – Sacramento
  • Gail Feenstra, Food Systems Analyst, UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP)  
  • Elizabeth Martin-Craig, Community Organizer, Pesticide Watch Education Fund  
  • Paul Muller, Full Belly Farm

Cost: $12.00

Food, Inc.  lifts the veil off our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of the US Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration. A handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment now control our nation’s food supply. Food, Inc. reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are headed. The Sacramento Valley is home to a number of the largest industrialized agri-businesses in the country, growing crops such as olives, rice, nuts, and citrus as well as cattle-raising. However, the region is also home to an emerging movement of local and sustainable agriculture.”

Hope to see you there!  Abi

More Chickens in the News

19 06 2009

Here is a varied collection of Chicken articles.  I hope you enjoy them!