Permies likes missoula and the farmer likes raising chickens 2.0: no more coop and run (may 6) permies
  Search | Permaculture Wiki | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies | World Domination!
Register / Login
permies » forums » regional » missoula
Bookmark "raising chickens 2.0: no more coop and run (may 6) " Watch "raising chickens 2.0: no more coop and run (may 6) " New topic
Author

raising chickens 2.0: no more coop and run (may 6)

paul wheaton
steward

Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 15047
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
    ∞
Raising Chickens 2.0:  No More Coop and Run
An exploration of different techniques for raising chickens.  Some techniques eliminate the need to clean poop while you can grow your own chicken feed which the chickens harvest themselves.  Other techniques about being able to leave your chickens on their own for a week are also discussed.

May 6

6:30pm

Missoula Public Library, Large Meeting Room

I'll be presenting this.  Based on my article at http://www.richsoil.com/raising-chickens.jsp


sign up for my daily-ish email / rocket mass heater 4-DVD set / permaculture playing cards
Seth Pogue


Joined: Feb 12, 2010
Posts: 81
Paul, I am partway through the raising chickens article and I just want to say this is a very well researched, informative, and useful compilation of information on the subject.  Have you considered publishing it as glossy 5 x 7  booklet?
paul wheaton
steward

Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 15047
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
    ∞
Booklet?  That sounds like something that would cost money!  The nice thing about the web is that it is free-ish. 
Seth Pogue


Joined: Feb 12, 2010
Posts: 81
But not all people know how to use the web.  Sell at garden shops, feed supplies.
paul wheaton
steward

Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 15047
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
    ∞
Seth Pogue wrote:
But not all people know how to use the web.  Sell at garden shops, feed supplies.


Hmmmm .....  it does seem like something like that could help further my other evil plots ....

Seth Pogue


Joined: Feb 12, 2010
Posts: 81
Then you think it's not a bird-brained idea?
Emerson White


Joined: May 02, 2010
Posts: 1206
Location: Alaska
On the islands in the Aleutian chain rats eat whole geese so I would imagine that they also kill and eat whole chickens, when they run out of eggs and chicks.
Seth Pogue


Joined: Feb 12, 2010
Posts: 81
Who has some chicks for sale in Missoula or the Bitterroot?
Kristen Lee-Charlson


Joined: Feb 13, 2010
Posts: 56
check out craigslist


edibleMISSOULA, a quarterly publication, endeavors to create and grow community through our connection to local foods.
                    


Joined: Oct 23, 2011
Posts: 0
Years ago when my family went hunting for pheasants we were told that you must skin the bird & remove as much fat as you can because of pesticide build up in the fatty tissues.

Our neighbors have free range chickens on their farm land & sometimes we buy them for dinner. Do you think we should be skinning them?
paul wheaton
steward

Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 15047
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
    ∞
What you were told is accurate.  The solution is to make sure that your chickens don't eat anything that could have pesticides.
 
 
subject: raising chickens 2.0: no more coop and run (may 6)
 
cast iron skillet 49er

more from paul wheaton's glorious empire of web junk: cast iron skillet diatomaceous earth sepp holzer raised garden beds raising chickens lawn care flea control missoula electric heaters permaculture videos permaculture books