Great CLUCK Media Exposure

16 12 2009

Howdy CLUCKers! The urban chicken movement has been getting some attention in the media this month. Follow these links to view the 4 articles that ran in the Sacramento Bee this week.

Getting Fresh Backyard Eggs Means Starting from Scratch

http://www.sacbee.com/740/story/2389685.html

The Conversation: Why are birds a dirty word?

http://www.sacbee.com/740/story/2389684.html

A Chicken Fancier Defends the Flock

http://www.sacbee.com/740/story/2389686.html

Sacramento to Rethink Backyard Chicken Ban

http://www.sacbee.com/1085/story/2389978.html

Additionally, there’s an article in Inside the City this month as well. Pick up a copy at many local shops. I always get my copy at Gunther’s Ice Cream on Franklin.

Want to show your support for CLUCK? Consider buying a t shirt. We have some good lookin’ t’s with the CLUCK logo on the front for just 15 bucks. Email info@eatsacramento.org to place your order. This would make a super cool Christmas gift for the urban ag enthusiast in us all!

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the Chicken Whisperer

11 12 2009

There are tons of Urban chicken websites, just hit you favorite search engine and go for a spin. You can spend hours cruising fun and informative sites. Recently I came across a blogradio site for a guy who calls himself “the Chicken Whisperer”. His show is nationally broadcast from Atlanta, Georgia and its focus is keeping backyard poultry and living a self-sufficient lifestyle. Check him out on either:

http://atlantachickenwhisperer.blogspot.com/

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/backyardpoultry





The Way It Was —

8 12 2009

Chickens in Downtown Sacramento’s backyards — circa 1916.  Photo taken at a home near 26th & P, downtown Sacramento.





Diary of an Urban Chicken-Keeper

4 12 2009

Here’s a humorous little article on the travails of urban chicken-keeping from across the pond.  The Eglu it mentions is pictured above. A cute, hassle-free coop, if not very environmentally benign. 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/diary-of-an-urban-chickenkeeper-563138.html