Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy

Chicken Care

Thanks for your interest in taking care of the chickens at our school. Care instructions are below. If you sign up for a date then you have access to the chickens and gardens for the whole weekend, or over the summer, the whole week! You must visit on your assigned day, or in the summer every other/second day, but if you want to visit more than once (for example, on the Sunday after your assigned day, or every day over your week during the summer) that's fine too.

 

Getting into the school:

There is a combo lockbox on the Collingwood gate. Code is 0522 (Harvey Milk's birthday) . The key inside will open the yard gate and the gate to the garden area. Please be sure all locks are closed and key is safely back into the combo box before leaving school. Spin the lockbox combination so it shows a random number to prevent any break-ins.

 

Chickens:

There are three Red Star hens, about a year old. When entering the garden area please close the gate behind you.  Once the gate to the garden area is secure, it is ok to let the chickens out of their run.  It is good for their bodies and minds to explore (scratch and peck for bugs, etc). Just be sure to return them to the run before leaving or else a raccoon may help herself to a tasty dinner. To get the chickens back into the run just herd them, or pick some greens from the edible garden and lure them inside (they'll come running for greens).

 

Cleaning:

There is a rake and shovel to pick up any debris on the coop floor. The poop and old food should be stored in the small metal bucket. When the bucket is full then it can be dumped into one of the large green compost bins.

 

Food and Water:

Clean food dish if necessary. The water dish needs to be cleaned once a week to prevent algae build up.  There is a hose located near the back corner of the bungalow.  Turn the small latch on the hose connector to turn the water on. Please top up the food dish during your visit. The food is stored in the large metal container. You can pick a few dark, leafy greens from the edible garden and scatter them in the coop for the chickens.

 

Eggs:

This is your reward.  Incredibly fresh, organic chicken eggs (better than the $10 a dozen eggs from the farmers market).  Check for eggs by lifting the lower roof on the coop. Inside is a sawdust bin to encourage the hens to lay there. You can bring home any eggs that you find! Please leave the dummy egg.  Remember to bring egg cartons for yourself and others.  Chickens, on average, lay an egg every 1.5 days. Enjoy!

 

Questions or concerns -- Please call or text us! We are in the neighborhood and are happy to help with any issues that arise.

Kathy 415-359-3638

Rikke 415-748-1557

 

Location: chicken coop

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