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Become a chicken whisperer

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by Tai Moses

Chickens do so much for us: They give us their nourishing eggs, their manure enriches our soil, and our feathered friends also help keep trash out of the landfill by devouring our food scraps and yard trimmings. And that’s to say nothing of their abilities as natural pest control experts for your garden. If you don’t already have chickens, you may be eligible for a $75 rebate on a chicken coop through the city’s Home Composting Rebate program (if you pay the Clean Community Fee on your monthly utility bill). Then it’s as easy as attending a free chicken-keeping class – and there just happens to be one coming up this Saturday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m., at Manchaca Library, 5500 Manchaca Road. Chicken-keeping and composting go together like peas and carrots. Check out the city’s chicken fact sheet and register for the free class here.

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