The “Hot Chicks Room” saga comes to an end.

The sign will decorate a compost learning center run by Earth Matter on Governors Island. This “Hot Chicks Room” will feature a greenhouse containing chickens who, in their own way, will teach visitors about the nutrient cycle and waste-reduction practices and help create a fertile soil additive for the island.
Ms. DeDominicis of Earth Matter said the hot environment of the greenhouse was helpful for the chicks, whose bodies need to be kept at around 93 degrees for the first several weeks of their lives, and for the creation of the compost, which needs to be kept at 140 degrees for three days to kill off some organisms.
“With that high temperature,” she said, “we’re making a quality product.”

The “Hot Chicks Room” saga comes to an end.

The sign will decorate a compost learning center run by Earth Matter on Governors Island. This “Hot Chicks Room” will feature a greenhouse containing chickens who, in their own way, will teach visitors about the nutrient cycle and waste-reduction practices and help create a fertile soil additive for the island.

Ms. DeDominicis of Earth Matter said the hot environment of the greenhouse was helpful for the chicks, whose bodies need to be kept at around 93 degrees for the first several weeks of their lives, and for the creation of the compost, which needs to be kept at 140 degrees for three days to kill off some organisms.

“With that high temperature,” she said, “we’re making a quality product.”

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    My logos cause press pieces in the NY Times. Also, this is a pretty great resolution.
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    I love this.
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  6. emilyhoffman reblogged this from spotastic and added:
    The BEST solution possible! Thanks annoying neighbors for the free publicity!
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    UCB is “good people,” but UCB is also good people. How do you feel about yourselves now, neighbors?
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    FTW.
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    Hope those chickens don’t look into the bucket of truth.
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  14. spotastic reblogged this from purns and added:
    This is awesome.
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    Reading this story made me so happy! Then I read the comments on the blog the NY Times linked to and get ultra...
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    I heard they’re going to have a live feed of the main chicken coop projected on the back wall of the former Deno’s...
  17. purns reblogged this from anthonyking and added:
    The UCB will not be stopped.
  18. zolfatron reblogged this from thrillcox and added:
    And for chickens everywhere. Congrats!
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