raising chickens

FARMER BILL TALL FROM CITY HEIGHTS FARMERS NURSERY TEACHES THE PUBLIC ABOUT RAISING CHICKENS

 

By Janis Mork



September 30, 2013 (City Heights) - On the weekend of the 21st, some 30 would-be urban farmers flocked to hear Farmer Bill Tall from City Heights Farmers Nursery offer advice on how to raise chickens.  San Diego, along with several other jurisdictions locally, recently legalized backyard ownership of hens – though not roosters.

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Tall led off with tips on keeping eggs.

“You don’t have to refrigerate them as long as you don’t wash them,” he said.  He advised storing washed eggs in a separate container from foods.

When a woman wanted to know why stores refrigerate the eggs, Tall answered, “Because they wash them,” then added that eggs do last longer in the refrigerator.

WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN 2012 WINTER/SPRING CALENDAR OF EVENTS


March Members Month, The Backyard Flock: Raising Urban Chickens, Village Aquaponics Workshops, Fall in Love with Bees!, Designing a Small Space Garden and The Spring Garden Festival. 
 
January 10, 2012 (Rancho San Diego)—The Water Conservation Garden invites the public to enjoy its 2012 winter and spring events.  Gardening classes help residents save water and money by focusing on water-smart landscaping techniques and plants.  Classes are taught by experts and topics include lawn removal, water-smart landscape design, backyard composting, irrigation design and gardening for children.  Pre-registration is required for all classes.  To enroll call 619-660-0614 x 10