It was almost a year ago that our chicken co-op, the Eastside Egg Co-operative at Zenger Farm, began its volunteer operations. A lot has happened since then, and the general consensus is that co-operatively tended chickens are a heck of a great idea. But there’s one thing that hasn’t happened, or it hadn’t until this [...]
We’re pleased to announce that our egg co-operative has been featured in Edible Portland, a local food and culture magazine that is available for free in groceries and farmers markets in the Portland area. If you can’t see the actual magazine, you can read the story on Edible Portland’s web site.
In conjunction with this story, [...]
Our co-operative egg farm, now known as Eastside Egg Co-operative, has been up and running for about a month now. We took delivery of 50 fine yearling Barred Rocks the day before summer Solstice, and the rest is hen-story.
The coop seems to be working just fine. There are some kinks to work out, some wheels [...]
We built a chicken coop today. It’s part of the volunteer-run egg farm that we are starting. We had a fun and hugely productive work party out at Zenger Farm and framed out our coop in about four hours. There are a lot of little things to finish on it, but even so—it’s amazing how [...]
Our steering committee
Things have been pretty quiet on this blog lately, but we’ve been keeping busy, and we have some urban-agriculture-related news that some of our Portland-area readers may find of interest.
We’re starting a co-operative egg farm here in Portland.
The farm will take place in co-operation with the 47th Avenue Farm CSA and Friends of [...]
Our apologies for taking so long to make this follow-up post. We are so grateful for all of the supportive comments we received in response to our chicken dilemma. We did not respond to most of them individually because we were embroiled in the rapidly evolving events, but we read and appreciated them all.
Since our [...]
Our initial reaction was to give up. Our goal is not to prove a point, not to make people unhappy, nor, even, to win. Our goal was to nurture animals, to nurture ourselves, and hopefully to add some of that good experience to others’ [...]
oo! oo! the first egg from our new hens!
for comparison, the new egg is above. Our first egg from our last batch of hens (which egg was delivered unto us in February, 2004) is shown below.