Thursday, April 1, 2010

Attend Hands-On Workshop, Go Home with a Chicken

Dave Tepfer, Simple Gifts Farm, is making some of his two year-old laying hens available for adoption to good homes at a workshop organized by North Amherst Community Farm, Inc. this Saturday, April 3rd.

Homes for Hens Workshop participants will be able to take their hens home, set up the coop, and collect eggs from the hens the next morning!

The workshop is already full, testament to the number of people
interested in raising chickens. The laying hens will be available for purchase ($10 and up). For more information, contact John Gerber, 413-549-6949 or

Ask Farmer Bill:

I'm thinking of getting some chickens so I have have free eggs. I figure $10 down now and, what, 10 years of free eggs? What do you think? Should I should get chickens?