Saturday: Chickens come home to roost in Atherton


If you like the notion of raising chickens in your backyard, or think you might, you might want to show up at an event in Atherton on Saturday, Feb. 5.

The Atherton Library has invited neighborhood chickens young and old for an open house with the public from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

"Chickens are all the rage," said Maeve Visser Knoth, youth services librarian in a statement. "Meet some of the children who raise them, ask your questions, learn what it takes to care for hens, and watch Henny Penny perform her chicken tricks!"

The library is located at the town center at 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane. For more information, contact Ms. Visser Knoth at 328-2422 or 654-4975.

To check out other activities at the Atherton Library, click here.

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Posted by Sally Cooper
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Feb 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm

A few years ago we had 3 chickens in our back yard in West Menlo Park. They were female, not noisy roosters. However, they did make noise.
One day a neighbor called the police to report us and we were forced to get rid of the chickens (and their wonderful eggs). We never found out who the neighbor was. The days they left was a sad day for our family, we had raised them from 1 day old and they were fun to have around. Of course, fresh eggs was a bonus.

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