Backyard Chickens & Rabbits Consult
Are you a budding homesteader, interested in getting your urban property going with chickens or rabbits, but have lots of questions? Questions like: how can I lay out my property best so I don't lose my yard and also ensure the best possible treatment of my animals? What are some of the rules/regs regarding these animals in the city of Asheville? What about predators? What do I do with all that poop? What about my neighbors? Isn't my property too small to raise my own food? What am I really in for here?
I've got answers to all these questions, and can help brainstorm designs and any unique challenges your property or situation might offer, and suggest online, local, and book resources to keep you going! Getting your little homestead going can be a challenge (especially with a lot of unknowns), but is way more fun with friends and a few resources!
I'll come to your place, we'll have a conversation about your goals, walk your property and the conversation can go from there!
Training & Qualifications
Bachelors in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from CU Boulder, 2012 (including Animal Behavior courses). Grew up with farm animals, have researched urban homesteading extensively and read many, many resource books about raising chickens and rabbits.
I've had chickens and rabbits on my property in West Asheville since shortly after moving here in early 2016. I focus on raising animals in the most humane, ethical way possible, and providing an organic and forage-when-possible diet, species appropriate housing and enrichment, and whole animal utilization. I also run the Asheville Backyard Rabbits Facebook group.
Availability & Preferences
Weekends and some weekday evenings.