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Join the chicken-keeping masses

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by Tai Moses

The city of Austin is an old hand at teaching residents the joys of backyard chickens, but the offering on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. will be Austin Resource Recovery’s first live virtual chicken-keeping class. The free class, which is part of ARR’s Home Rebate Program, teaches you everything you need to know to keep your chickens happy and healthy. Not only do chickens provide you with fresh eggs, but the food scraps you’ll feed your hungry hens equals less food waste going to the landfill. They also eat pests like larva, slugs and aphids, and their droppings can become rich compost for your garden. If you pay the Clean Community Fee on your utility bill, you may qualify for a $75 rebate on a new chicken coop or home composting system. Register for the class on Eventbrite.

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