Backyard Chicken info: This is a packet
that I have compiled for workshops I give. It
is fairly concise and gives you a good idea of
what you'll be getting yourself into. HTML link here
Village Vancouver This
is a great place to connect with other
peole interested in raising chickens and
doing many other sustainable practices in
Vancouver. There is a whole section devoted to chicken owners helping each-other.
a great resource for backyard chicken
owners everywhere. They have guides to many
breeds, great tried and true coop designs,
and lots of tips on raising your birds.
Fraser Valley Poultry Fanciers
Association has many active members and
puts out a newsletter. often on their
website you can find interesting breeds for
sale that are just a feather short of being
Heather Havens Guide to Backyard Hens
GIANT PACKET OF INFO ***note: this was
made in 2009 and some data has changed
since then (i.e. Chickens are now legal in
Heather resided for a couple of years in
Vancouver with her imported chickens from
Portland. Her expertise was instrumental in
building momentum for backyard chickens.
Throughout the summer and fall of 2009,
Havens was holding workshops and info
sessions aimed at getting people ready for
the bylaw change. She is back in Portland,
OR, with her hens, but a certain subset of
Vancouver will walways remember the
"chicken lady" who came and went in the
late 2000s, leaving behind fresh eggs, a
few clucks, and a true sense of community.
This info packet is a valuable supplement
to the Vancouver bylaw, and Heather has
genrously given permission to publish it
here at Dailyeggs.com. Feel free to print
it out or email it to others.
Sugar Mountain Farm:
This is the blog of a Vermont farmer who
shares his farming exploits and
problem-solving skills. He is incredibly
resourseful and creative. Luckily Vancouver
doesn't have anywhere near the wintery
conditions that he has to deal with.
"FarmFolk/CityFolk Society is a non-profit
society that works with farm & city to
cultivate a local, sustainable food system.
We develop and operate projects that
provide access to & protection of
foodlands; that support local, small scale
growers and producers; and that educate,
communicate and celebrate with local food
Environmental Youth Alliance:
"Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) is a
youth driven non-profit organization
dedicated to the health of our urban
environment, our planet & the wellbeing of
its people." The EYA played the leading
role in starting the Backyard Bounty
Collective, of which Duncan's Backyard
Henhouses is a member.
|Vancouver Food Policy
Council:The Vancouver Food Policy Council
(VFPC) is an advisory group to Vancouver City
Council, comprised of passionate people from
various sectors of the local food system.
Members include farmers, food distributors,
nutritionists, processors, waste managers,
activists, and academics engaged in the food
|City Farmer:Although not
focused on Chickens, City Farmer is great
resource for any backyard gardener. "For the
past 31 years, City Farmer has encouraged urban
dwellers to pull up a patch of lawn and plant
some vegetables, kitchen herbs and fruit. Our
message is the same today as it was in 1978 and
will be relevant far into the future."
Collister: Ethan played at the Backyard
Bounty celebration in April 2010 and is going
For the last few summers he has gardened in
Canada's backyard, tending to his crops and
while keeping watch from a fire tower up north.
His smash hit,"Lookout on the Lookout,"
chronicles this lifestyle in hard-driving
rhyming verse - a compliment to the open-verse
musings of the same subject by Gary
|Shannon Harvey, artist and community
activist in Strathcona, runs Monkey100 studio
on E. Georgia St. She featured my chickens and
me in her 2010 Culture Crawl exhibit. It is
available to see in the news section of her