If you've always dreamed of setting up the perfect little chicken coop in your backyard and naming your adorable first pair of hens Thelma and Louise (okay, I've obviously thought about this) but haven't got a clue where to start, you're in luck. A chicken-keeping class actually exists, and it's being held in Austin, Texas this month for free.
Keeping chickens isn't just a cool way to get your breakfast omelette each morning—doing so can also positively impact the environment around you, especially when it comes to composting. This is actually why the city of Austin is holding these classes for free, to promote their . Chickens and composting go hand-in-hand—the little hens can eat your old food scraps so none go to waste.
The Free Chicken Keeping Class will be held on three dates: June 8, July 6 and August 25 at 10 a.m. at Callahan's General Store, located at 501 South Highway 183 in Austin, Texas.
Chicken Keeping Class, Austin, Texas
Oh, and if you're a resident of Austin, you could earn a $75 rebate on a chicken coop (which is the first thing you need to raise your chickens) through the City of Austin Home Composting Rebate Program if you take this class.
If Austin's a little too far out of the way to pursue your dreams of a backyard chicken coop, there's always or . Don't give up on the dream!
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