How to train your chicken

Image: Jessica Bloom

The good folks at the Center for Urban Horticulture are asking — “What the Cluck? What to do with all these clucking chickens?” — and they want answers. They’re offering an upcoming course that will train you to train your chickens:

If you have ever thought about keeping chickens or you have chickens but are baffled by common problems, this class is for you. Jessica Bloom, award-winning garden designer and author of Free Range Chicken Gardens, will teach you how to integrate chickens into your life and backyard. Believe it or not, chickens can be trained like other pets!

Learn how to share your garden with your feathered egg-producing friends, how to design habitat, and about the “Top 10″ must-have plants that you and your chicken will love. Chicken raising myth-busters and breeds will also be covered.

Wednesday, January 30, 7-9pm — NHS Hall, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St — Early registration $35; $40 after January 23 — Register online, or call 206.685.8033