Chicken Care Volunteer

Do you love caring for chickens? Or would you like to learn more about caring for chickens?

We keep a small flock of chickens at Green Plate Special as part of our youth programs – youth love to watch and feed the chickens and delight in finding eggs. And we use the eggs in the kitchen!

  • Sign up for individual shifts on Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays

    • In the morning (9 am): let chickens out, feed them, and hang out with them a little

    • In the evening (5-7 pm): return to put chickens back in coop.

  • Open to volunteers (age 18 and up) who have attended a 1-hour training

  • Check this calendar for shifts and to sign up

Contact us at volunteer@greenplatespecial.org for chicken care training

Meet our flock

Angel

Angel

Type: Salmon Faverolles

Angel is calm and dignified, shy and sweet. She comes from GPS’ first flock of chickens, making her the oldest and wisest of the bunch. Look out for her 5 toes when you meet her.

Rochelle

Rochelle

Type: Plymouth Rock

Rochelle is very friendly and enjoys socializing. The barred feathers look like black and white stripes on her body. She has more black than white coloring.

Ginnie

Ginnie

Type: Welsummer

Ginny is friendly and calm and will always be the first in line for snacks. Her feathers are fiery red and brown and has a very long tail.

 

Thunder

thunder

Type: Blue Wyandotte

Thunder is a foodie and her favortie snack is mint. She has soft grey and black feathers. She is easygoing with a very sweet demeanor.

Frieda

Frieda

Type: Mottled Java

Frieda is very talkative, moody and loves to forage. She is also prone to brooding. She was the tinest of all when she arrived but has grown to be the largest head of the pecking order.

Hermione

Hermione

Type: Silkie

Hermione is timid, sweet, easily startled, and doesn't like being cornered. She is the tiniest and sports the funkiest hairstyle. Her feathers are light and fluffy and she too has 5 toes!

Luna

Luna

Type: White Leghorn

Luna is an energetic runner! She is thin and white featherd with a red floppy comb. She will make sure that you know when she has laid eggs. Listen for her squawking!

Norma

Norma

Type: Buff Orpington

Norma is calm and friendly. She is easy to feed and pet and is an independent chicken. She has golden-cream feathers with a bright red comb.

Thelma

Thelma

Type: Ameraucana

Thelma and Louise have red and burnt brown feathers with distinct little beards and puffy cheeks. They both lay beautiful light blue/green eggs. They are social and lively and will give you a run for one more corn kernal.

 

Louise

Louise

Type: Ameraucana

Can you tell Thelma and Louise apart? Well, look at their neck feathers and combs. Thelma has a more inward shooting feathers while Louise's are feathered out with a bump on her comb.

Baby Chick

Baby Chicks

This March, we expanded our flock with 4 new baby chicks. Our current flock is getting older, and as such, their egg production is beginning to slow. These new hens will ensure that we continue to have plenty of fresh, beautiful eggs for cooking with youth and sharing with neighbors! We love you already, little fluffs!

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2115 25th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

On the corner of 25th Ave S and S. Walker, next to the 2100 Building

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