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Re coop presentation 2

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Re coop presentation 2

  1. 1. Welcometo the Re-coop Initiative<br />
  2. 2. Gulfport Growing Greener<br />Annabelle Butterfly<br />Acknowledgements:<br />
  3. 3. About us<br />Interests<br />Permaculture<br />Sustainability<br />Community<br />12 months of change<br />Where we live<br />Historic Kenwood<br />Experience<br />Spanish game fowl<br />3 years with city chickens<br />Eric and Anna Scott<br />
  4. 4. St. Petersburg<br />Chicken owners are required to receive written permission of property owners living within 100 feet of your property.<br />Chicken owners are to keep permission letters on hand to present to code enforcement officials if required.<br />Chickens are to be contained within owners property<br />Coops and run areas are to be kept clean and free of offensive odors<br />NO ROOSTERS ALLOWED!!!!<br />City Chickens…Is it Legal????<br />
  5. 5. Gulfport<br />Permission of neighbors is not required<br />Chickens are to be contained within owners property<br />Chickens are to be kept in the back yard of the property<br />Coops and run areas are to be kept clean and free of offensive odors<br />NO ROOSTERS ALLOWED!!!!<br />City Chickens…Is it Legal????<br />
  6. 6. CITY (Chickens In The Yard) Chickens<br />http://www.salemchickens.com/index.html<br />Advocacy Groups<br />
  7. 7. Applying Permaculture to City Chickens<br />Permaculture: Effective and efficient systems that maximize productivity by viewing systems as a whole<br />The application of Permaculture principals will require you analyze and maximize the use of “inputs and outputs”<br />
  8. 8. Meat (quality)<br />Eggs (quality , sell/trade, crafts, shell tea, compost)<br />Feathers (crafts, compost)<br />Manure (tea, compost)<br />Tilling (tractors, garden prep/cleanup)<br />Bug/Weed Control(breaks life cycle)<br />Compost Processing (efficient system)<br />Heat (green houses)<br />Enjoyment (pets)<br />What are Outputs???<br />
  9. 9. Food<br />Store (layer mash, scratch, snacks rice flax)<br />Grown (greens, luffa, moringa, kenaf, nettle, reverse tractor)<br />Foraged (spanish needle, purslane, clover)<br />Compost (kitchen scraps)<br />Bug bucket<br />Grazing (creates holes, trims plants)<br />Water<br />Rainwater<br />What are Inputs???<br />
  10. 10. Shelter<br />Roost (off ground)<br />Run (covered or monitored)<br />Nestbox (private)<br />Nesting Material (straw, pine, rosemary, mugwort, tobacco, pine/cedar shavings)<br />Shade (cover, plants, chicken pool)<br />What are Inputs???<br />
  11. 11. Grit <br />Crushed oyster shell<br />Dust/Open Ground<br />DE <br />Daily maintenance<br />Food & water check<br />Egg collecting<br />Chicken Friends <br />What are Inputs???<br />
  12. 12. Baby Chicks<br />Purchased from hatchery<br />Hatched from incubator<br />Shipped to your home<br />Minimum purchase 12 chicks (sometimes sexed incorrectly!)<br />Purchased locally/hatched by hen<br />Healthier<br />Reinforcement from interaction with mother/siblings <br />Needs<br />Heat source till 8weeks old<br />Starter feed till laying age<br />Safe space<br />Observation for health issues (pasty butt) <br />Life Cycle of Chickens<br />
  13. 13. Switch food to layer pellets or crumbles <br />This will provide the necessary nutrients for egg production<br />Will begin laying at around 6 months of age<br />Laying will taper off around 3 years of age<br />A good layer breed with produce 1 egg about every 26 hours<br />5-8 year lifespan<br />Safe and private nesting box(s)<br />Hens<br />
  14. 14. Shell color varies /does not impact quality<br />Economical source of protein<br />Bloom protects egg from germs<br />Can keep for 6 weeks fresh, 1 year if shelled and frozen<br />Fertile eggs are not more nutritious<br />Fresh eggs are hard to peel you can accelerate maturity at room temp<br />Eggs<br />
  15. 15. Cloudiness of white is carbon dioxide that has not had time to escape<br />Yellow or green cast indicates riboflavin<br />Blood spots safe to eat occur during development <br />White stringy stuff is chalazae and is edible keeps yolk centered<br />More on Eggs<br />
  16. 16. Leaders and protectors of the flock<br />Are not necessary for hens to lay eggs<br />**Are not allowed in city limits**<br />Are considered nuisance animals by municipalities subjecting owners to code enforcement actions or fines<br />Can be aggressive<br />Roosters<br />
  17. 17. 45 lb year per hen<br />Moist 2N-2P-1K, Dry 5N, 3P, 2K (Nitro-leaf, Phos-fruit/flower, K(Potassium) roots, resist disease works with P developing fruit)<br />Tea ¾ pillow case in garbage can of water 3 weeks (dilute for young/tender plants)<br />Compost – will burn young, tender plants if fresh<br />Manure….The Good Stuff<br />
  18. 18. Egg layers (Leghorns, RIR, Wyandottes, Orpingtons)<br />Meat (Plymouth Rocks, Cornish)<br />Dual duty (RIR, Orpingtons, Ameracaunas, Plythmouth Rocks)<br />Citified (Orpingtons, RIR, Plymouth Rocks, Ameracaunas)<br />Varieties of Chickens for City Flock<br />
  19. 19. 4 sq ft per chicken<br />Safe from predators<br />Easy to clean<br />Access to eggs<br />Ventilation – heat/cool<br />Mobile?<br />Shelter Requirements<br />
  20. 20. Changed/check daily<br />Off ground to prevent contamination/pest prevention<br />Covered<br />Food & Water<br />
  21. 21. Convenient to check & clean<br />Shade<br />Water source<br />Neighbors<br />Interaction with pets<br />Other functions (vertical grow space/garden prep)<br />Assessment of Yard<br />
  22. 22. Fowl pox<br />Carried by mosquitoes. Chickens can be inoculated.<br />Lice/mites<br />Diatomaceous earth<br />Pyrethrin shampoo <br />Clean bedding/nesting materials<br />Egg bound<br />Warm bath<br />Lubrication – KY jelly<br />Breaking last resort – can lead to infection<br />Disease & Health Issues<br />
  23. 23. Vent Gleet – yeast infection<br />Isolate hen and feed yogurt<br />West Nile virus<br />Avian flu<br />Egg/meat safety during treatment<br />Disease & Health Issues<br />
  24. 24. Hawks, owls<br />Provide ample indoor roost space<br />Enclose top of run with poultry netting<br />Dogs and coyotes<br />Run areas can be protected by sinking fence material 12”underground.<br />Cats<br />Raccoons<br />Opossums<br />Snakes (young chicks and eggs)<br />Predators<br />
  25. 25. http://www.codegreencommunity.org/group/city-chickens<br />http://www.backyardchickens.com/<br />http://urbanchickens.org/<br />Reference Websites<br />
  26. 26. http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/<br />http://www.hobbyfarms.com/chickens-magazine/default.aspx<br />Reference Magazines<br />
  27. 27. Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens<br />Gaia’s Garden<br />SeppHolzer’s Permaculture<br />The Permaculture Garden<br />Reference Books<br />
  28. 28. Q&A<br />Chicken swap harvest<br />Chicken harvest as a community event<br />Chicken sitters<br />Group purchases/sharings<br />Gas saving shopping<br />Shared outputs/inputs<br />Unwanted manure<br />Sharing scraps<br />City Chicken Community<br />
  29. 29. Veterinarians<br />Bayshore 381-3900<br />Feed/supply<br />Park 5775 Park Blvd<br />Largo 210 W Bay<br />Local breeders <br />Fowl Mom 585-1110 SANDIM@AOL.COM<br />City Chicken Community<br />
  30. 30. Is it legal?<br />Purpose? Eggs, meat, pet<br />How will I handle surplus?<br />Chicks or Hens? What if you get a rooster?<br />How Many?<br />How will I feed them?<br />Water source and location to coop?<br />What type of Shelter? Mobile or fixed?<br />What will the neighbors think?<br />Where will the coop be<br />Chicken Check<br />
  31. 31. Who will chicken sit?<br />What will happen when they stop producing eggs?<br />Can I afford feed, nesting materials and maintenance?<br />Will children be involved?<br />Will other pets get along with the chickens?<br />Do I have time to check them everyday?<br />Chicken Check Continued<br />
  32. 32. Permaculture<br />Gaia’s Guardians permaculture study group<br />Gulfport Growing Greener<br />Transition Pinellas<br />Follow our Blog<br />http://www.codegreencommunity.org/profile/Anna<br />Coming soon website and book<br />Get Involved<br />
  33. 33. Coop Building with Recycled Materials<br />And <br />Community Harvesting<br />Follow Up Presentations<br />

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