A City Squawkers: 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Egg CSA, in the city?

I am embarking on a new adventure! This spring I will be starting the first NYC based Egg CSA with bk farmyards! The motivation for this project, 1. I love chickens and want more time with more of them, but really most importantly 2. I want to see a viable local source of protein. I love vegetables, but they are just not enough. Sure we can grow beans and grains, but I want to push further.

Stacey Murphy, founder of bk farmyards, and architect extrodinaire, has designed a wonderful coop. Our hens will live in a 102 square foot palace, with free access to a covered run. We will be feeding the birds organic feed as well as a combinaiton of food scraps from markets, spent grains from beer brewing, left over wheat grass and of course wild bugs grubs and whatever they find wondering the gardens.

Stay tuned for updates, we will soon be building the coop, ordering ridiculously cute chicks in the mail (and training them with my patented chick training method), bringing in 1 year old hens froma near by farm.

The Egg CSA is now accepting members. Membership is open to residents of N. Crown Heights and Bed Stuy. To joing please email bee (@) bkfarmyards (dot) com

Thursday, January 14, 2010

the ladies of Cozy Shack

Laying through the winter: its amazing but true, our 5 ladies are still laying! We have been getting an average of 3 eggs a day! Maybe its that 16 people take care of them, maybe its the good music and fun parties in the building, but our ladies are proving to be hearty and strong.

Spa Time: the cold dry weather, combined with freezing water is taking its tolls on our pretty girls. They needed some special attention. The ladies all received a petroleum jelly moisturizing treatment on combs, wattles and ears this week. As well as full body massage (aka checking vents and bone structure). the spa even came with a hot tea of warm water and vinegar and fresh organic greens.

Fashion Forward: we have also been working on our fashion sense. If egg laying and companionship wasn't enough, add fashion and tricks.

Great Video on NYC Chickens!

Brooklyn's Backyard Chicken Keepers *food curated* from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

Meet Pierogi, The Polish Princess & Urban Chicken - *food curated* from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

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