But what if you cook up your own supply?It’s totally legal to raise chickens inresidential backyards here — and coops for egg production can be a sizzlin’ hot commodity. Here’s what you need to know to get crackin’ — and calculate their worth.
🐓 Research pecking orders
Official Seattle ordinances allow for up to “eight domestic fowl” on residential lots — which is kind of a lot — and even more for properties over 10,000 sqft.But the law bans backyard roosters. Those early wake-up calls aren’t cool for your neighbors.
What should you expect when your chickadees are expecting? Healthy, well-fed hens can potentially lay up to 320 eggs a year — and they’ll be as fresh as can be. Read up on safety tips before handling, though.
Expect to shell out~$650 initially, with regular expenses~$25-$30 per month. So, buying eggs at the store is probably more cost effective — just not as much urban farming fun.
Seattle Kraken vs. New Jersey Devils | Thursday, Jan. 19 | 7 p.m. | Climate Pledge Arena, 334 First Ave. N., Seattle | $75-$625 | The Kraken are on a roll, but face a be-Deviling challenge in this potent Eastern foe.
Reverse Appliqué Class | Thursday, Jan. 19 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Monster, 1716 NW Market St., Seattle | $35 | Learn how to hand stitch lovely patterns on clothes and use a reverse appliqué method to mend tears.
Friday, Jan. 20
What’s Age Got to Do With It? | Friday, Jan. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle | $5-$20 | The NW Center for Creative Aging’s Board Chair Dori Gillam hosts a chat about getting older and embracing the process.
Whim W’him: Winter 2023 | Friday, Jan. 20-Saturday, Jan. 21 | 8-10 p.m. | Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle | $5-$75 | Enjoy this company’s contemporary dance performances — including the Seattle premiere of multi-disciplinary artist Mike Esperanza.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Meet the Reptile Lady | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Seattle Children’s Museum, 305 Harrison St., Seattle | Free with admission | Kids can learn about some rare and unique critters through hands-on interaction.
Jet City Roller Derby | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 5-9 p.m. | Edmonds Community College, 19906 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood | $10-$15 | The double header with Antique Roll Show and Grunge City Rollers features a beer + cider garden, raffles, and free parking.
Lunar New Year Lion Dance 2023 | Sunday, Jan. 22 | 2-2:30 p.m. | Waterfront Park Seattle, 1401 Alaskan Way, Seattle | Free | Bundle up by the fire pits on Pier 62 and catch a lion dance by the Mak Fai Kung Fu Club.
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Every beer is non-alcoholic (0.5% ABV or less). | Photo by Athletic Brewing Company
You might even have more fun.
Athletic Brewing Company makes non-alcoholic beer you can drink without sacrificing feeling your best. It tastes great, has all the variety from IPAs to goldens, and has even won awards. (Read: Even beer snobs think it’s good.)
Whoa, did anybody see that? Earlier this week, a big fireball, captured on video by locals, lit up the skies over Seattle and other areas of Western Washington. It was likely a meteor hitting the Earth’s atmosphere — a common occurrence — but keep your eyes peeled for other celestial events. ☄️ (GeekWire)
Looks like the other shoe has dropped. The downtown Nike store will close tomorrow after 26 years of business. No reason was given for the closure, but the company still has a local presence at the recently opened Nike Factory store in Bellevue. (FOX 13)
Have a ball — the Seattle Sports Commission is running a poll for its 88th annual Sports Star of the Year awards. Nominees in various categories include the Storm’s Jewell Lloyd, the Seahawks’ Geno Smith, and the Mariners’ memorable playoff run. Winners will be announced Tuesday, Feb. 28. 🏆
Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis announced that he will seek re-election for his second term later this year. Lewis represents District 7 — which includes Magnolia, Queen Anne, and Pioneer Square — and was the youngest-ever councilmember elected locally. (Seattle Times)
Screaming Trees bassist Van Connerhas died at the age of 55 due to an “extended illness,” according to his brother and bandmate Gary Lee Conner. Van was an integral part of the influential local grunge group, which broke up in 2000. His death comes almost a year after the passing of lead singer Mark Lanegan. (Seattle Times)
In preparation for king tides on the way next week, Seattle Public Utilities is piling sandbags up at flood-prone areas of the city like South Park. King tides are extra-high water levels rising at certain times of year and can cause issues with heavy rainfall. (West Seattle Blog)
It’s more than just hub bub. After shutting down for nearly three years, the Ballard Hullabaloo is coming back with discounted goods from local vendors. The event goes from Friday, Feb. 24 to Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Leif Erikson Lodge — with beer on hand from local breweries. 🛍️ (My Ballard)
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“Frasier” ended its final episode in 2004 after more than a decade on the air. | Screenshot via Seattle Municipal Archives/Seattle Channel, No. 6933
🎶 Baby we hear the blues are callin’. 🎶
It’s music to our ears that a “Frasier” reboot is gonna happen. The streaming service Paramount+ officially green lit the series and recently began casting.
Details are being kept close to the sweater vest, but word is that Frasier Crane will be “off to a different city.” That would be a bummer, since we all know Seattle was the real star of the hit 90s sitcom.
So, TV execs, before you do anything too rash, consider these future plots that could only happen locally.
“No More Cafe Nervosa” | Instead of the fictional coffee shop, Frasier and his brother Niles can perfect their elaborate orders at Caffe Vita, Victrola, or Fulcrum. Double decaf, nonfat latte with medium foam, please. ☕
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