We are available, as time allows, as a consultant to help you get your laws passed or revised. We are not lawyers. However, we have researched the topic far and wide and have helped put together quite few successful ordinances. We have a lot of research available for you at no cost. The more cases we work on the better the process becomes and the faster it happens. For us, this is one way we give back to the communities that we live, work and play in. Yes, if you can afford it we will accept small donations since printing, postage and gasoline costs are always rising but it is not mandatory.
We visit nursing homes; some on a regular basis. Patients come out of their shells and the chicken takes them back to a better time in their lives. Contact us if you are interested in one of our docile birds visiting your facility. Make arrangements well ahead as our bookings fill up fast.
We visit schools, scout groups and whoever else may be interested in chickens. Sustainability fairs, science fairs and general educational events are always on our schedule. Let us know what you have in mind. Act early! There are only so many weekends in a year and the birds (and their humans )need to rest some times. Our available time slots fill quickly.
In all the communities that we have had ordinances passed in our favor we have had included the mandatory need for at least one responsible person per family to attend a certified class. We provide these classes at a modest cost to you. Since the advent of the Corona Virus, we now have the ability to teach the classes ON-LINE! Contact us for more information about this. Classes are limited and are only held a few times a year. Contact us ASAP for information.
We also provide occasional chicken health classes usually conducted by a registered veterinarian. We usually ask a small donation for these classes as veterinarians don't come cheap. We have one of the younger ones in the area available. She is a very good speaker and she is also a very good listener.
Our pilot program initially had 24 families. Our pilot was converted to an ordinance after two years. We now have about 30 families. We meet several times a year to share our concerns and support each other. We occasionally have programs aimed at the back-yard chicken owner and it may often be helpful to others in your community. Networking is very important these days and we promote conversations between chicken owners. This is also a good excuse to have a picnic or a party. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us. Visitors are always welcome to our meetings. Contact us for more information.
We now have the ability to teach our classes on line and, possibly at a more convenient time for you. We have a ZOOM account and it has ben working great! Here you will get to know about therapy chickens and how to create a therapy chicken program. Our teacher will be Gwenne Baile who is a nationally known hen handler and speaker on the subject. Send an email inquiring when we anticipate hosting our next therapy handler class.