Don’t be a chicken, raise one.
Ashley Quinn is tired of the snickers she hears when she tells people she raises chickens in her Brooklyn backyard — so she’s inviting people to listen to her give a talk on why it’s such a good idea.
“People are surprised and laugh when I tell them I have chickens,” said Quinn, 28. “I want to clear up the mystery and tell people what they don’t know, so that they can raise chickens too.”
Quinn is going to offer a sort of chicken raising 101 seminar at this month’s Presentation Party Night, a monthly lecture series where Brooklynites share their experiences on topics ranging from debt to contact improv to the Underground Railroad.
Presentation Party Night is built on the philosophy that everyone has something they can teach others — while enjoying food and beer.
“Over the past three years, we’ve had an incredible bunch of topics ranging from unicorns to escaping Serbia,” said coordinator Drew Weigel.
Quinn, who is also one of the Presentation Party coordinators, plans to talk about how to raise chickens, as well as chicken intelligence.
“People think chickens are stupid, so I want to share some insight,” said Quinn, who has created an interactive laser-pointer game to play with chickens.
“You have to give animals a task they can complete. You can’t judge them like they’re humans.”
Quinn has also given lectures on women and technology and mid-20th century architecture utopias.
Presentation Party Night at the Bat Haus [279 Starr St. between Wyckoff and St. Nicholas avenues in Bushwick, presentati