An update to the Chicken Run Rescue story.
A few days after my visit, they suddenly had 60 birds on their waiting list. The need for adoptions is high -- those of you considering adding chicks to your home, please think of adopting!
I also feel honored that one of their latest arrivals is named Janice, a beautiful 4 month old red sex-link. (Sex-links are a breed of hybrids where the sex of the bird can be determined at hatching by their color.) She sounds delightful and if I had a bigger coop I’d have to adopt my namesake. I may have to get a bigger coop just to do so…..
Also, a new class if being offered by the rescue group for those thinking about owning chickens and those for who already have chickens. Make plans to sign up:
CHICKEN RUN RESCUE- CITY CHICKEN CLASS- REGISTER NOW!
June 20, 2009, 9 to 1 pm
Introduction to the basics of living with chickens with an emphasis on the practicalities of costs and commitment required and the rewarding
bond that develops between humans and chicken companions. This workshop will furnish information about providing an enriched environment to meet their instinctive interests, needs, and activities
and relevant state and local laws that protect them and their predators.
Presentations by local experts on chicken history and behavior, vet care and zoonoses (diseases that an be transmitted from animals to humans), animal law, shelter design specific to the Minnesota climate, non-lethal predator protection and landscaping for forage.
Appropriate for those who currently care for chickens or are considering doing so, animal control professionals, shelter staff and veterinary technicians. CE credits pending.
To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Also, please subscribe to The Chicken Run Rescue Adoption Chronicles.
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