A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


UPDATE: OWNER FOUND — Black and white speckled hen found in Greenwood

January 20th, 2015 by Doree

Update: The hen’s owner has been found.

Update: Brendan says the hen is apparently capable of some flying, because she got out of his fenced yard (she wasn’t in the coop because of conflicts with his own chickens) and tonight they found her down the street up in a shrub tree. She’s now back at his house. If she’s yours, email bbarrans@gmail.com.

Earlier: Brendan found this black chicken near North 100th Street.

We have taken the chicken in and put it with our 3 birds in our coop. Our birds were already roosting so we don’t know if they will all get along together. Sometimes introducing a new bird to a coop can be met with harassment.

It is medium sized black and white speckled hen.


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Red chicken found near 65th & 2nd

September 10th, 2014 by Doree

Update: Lena’s owners have been found.

Earlier: Wayne says he found a big red chicken near 65th and 2nd Avenue NW yesterday. Email him if it’s yours.


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Greenwood Hardware sponsors monthly Fix It Meetups, first Ladies Night is Friday

March 4th, 2014 by Doree

Greenwood Hardware, 7201 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts monthly Fix It Meetups on the first Wednesday of every month. Meetups are run by the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Tool Library and are designed to help you fix broken gadgets, instead of throwing them out.

The PNA Fixers Collective is a pretty informal group of folks who meet up simply for the fun of taking stuff apart, putting it back together again, and maybe even fixing some things in the process. The general idea is just to take a moment before throwing something away to figure out if you can save it somehow and prevent yourself from having to buy a replacement. It’s also an excellent way to learn how things work and just enjoy some good company!

This Friday is the store’s first Ladies Night, featuring wine, chocolate, free T-shirts for the first 30 women, raffles, presentations and classes by local professionals, and a 20 percent off sale.

And the hardware store will soon have chicks on sale. They’re taking special orders now, but the store will have regular stock of Barred Rocks and Red Star beginning next week. They already carry feed and other supplies.

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4 chickens have flown the coop – help them get home

August 29th, 2013 by Doree

Gina tells us she saw four chickens clucking their way up the sidewalk near the corner of North 44th Street and Fremont Avenue in north Fremont this morning, heading west. Anybody missing their flock?


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Seattle Farm Supply opens in Greenwood

April 25th, 2013 by Doree

Seattle Farm Supply has opened at the triangular corner of Holman Road, 3rd Avenue NW and NW 101st St., selling urban farming supplies, from chicken coops to feed and chickens, plus plant starts, raised garden beds and vermicomposting equipment.


Owner Eric Jonas says he started the business out of his garage two years ago, selling chicken coops, then quickly expanded to feeders, water supplies, feed and chicks. He says he always wanted to move his business to this very corner, calling it his “dream location.”

Jonas hopes to also begin selling goats this week. He wants Seattle Farm Supply to be an educational resource for urban farmers, and plans to eventually offer classes.

The property owner still plans to use the space as a Christmas tree lot during the holiday season, but Jonas says his landlord has offered to continue to sell animal feed to his customers during that time.

Seattle Farm Supply is at 210 NW 101st St. It is open from 12-6 p.m. today and tomorrow, but starting this weekend it will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

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Dead chicken found in Greenwood yard – do you know the owner?

April 1st, 2013 by Doree

Sarah tells us she found a dead chicken (or possibly a rooster, she couldn’t quite tell) in her back yard at North 92nd Street and Phinney Avenue North last Wednesday.

If you’re missing a chicken, please put a note in Comments.

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Chickens seen hanging around Fire Station 21

March 4th, 2013 by Doree

Shane sent us a picture of two chickens seen hanging around Fire Station 21 on Sunday.



Does anyone know who they belong to?

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UPDATED: OWNER FOUND — Are you missing a chicken? Phinney Ridge neighbor is keeping it safe

February 13th, 2013 by Doree

Update: The chicken’s owner has been found!

Earlier: A Phinney Ridge woman tells us she found a chicken or rooster at 10 a.m. this morning on the east side of Palatine between North 70th and 72nd Streets. She’s keeping it in her yard until the owner is found.

If you think it might be yours, please email 7thof9@comcast.net with a description.

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White hen found in Greenwood

November 30th, 2012 by Doree

Duncan tells us a white hen has been hanging around his house for a couple of days, frequently roosting on his fence posts, just north of NW 95th Street and 7th Avenue NW. Is she yours?

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