S.O.S. 5P.M.



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S.O.S. 5p.m. Ring Tone

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At 6 months old, the hens are laying their colorful eggs. The large size green eggs are produced by the Ameraucana, the medium size dark brown egg with speckles are by the Light Brahma, and the light brown one are by the Wyandottes.


S.O.S.5pm Happy Hour, 2014, eggshells filled hourglass.


I order the breed that I like aesthetically and matching it characteristic with the cold weathered North East, making sure they are winter hardy and friendly. Also egg color is important to us. We like brown eggs and a special green egg. Did you know there are no nutritional differences between white or brown eggs.

On a rainy Tuesday morning, July 13, 2010, I received a call from the Post Office to come and pick up my chicks. I'm filled with euphoria the entire week.


The collective known as #SOS5pm (Poop Machine) consist of two Silver Laced Wyandotte two Easter Egger that lay green eggs and one Light Brahma. They are now 4 months old (November 2010) and are happily living outdoor in the backyard.







S.O.S. 5p.m. at 8 months old - March 4, 2011

Rest in Peace: July 10, 2010 - December 12, 2015

Rest in Peace: July 10, 2010 - Jun 7, 2016

Rest in Peace: July 10, 2010 - September 1, 2013

Rest in Peace: July 10, 2010 - June 30, 2015




S.O.S. 5p.m.'s feathers are available for your craft and art projects. Order at Etsy.


Chicken coop made from recycled and found materials


We build the coop from found materials like futon bed frame and shipping pallets. I also used my old canvas stretcher bar and even my paintings as cool barrier. The front door is lined with FedEx envelop that is waterproof and some are filled with insulation mineral fiber.


Building a chicken coop takes some planning and design, unlike building a human dwelling, a coop is smaller and manageble.The next coop should be more archictectural inspired. Museum are now build like an artwork itself, why not a coop? How about Frank Gehry inspired coop. Stay tune.


"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral"

- Frank Lloyd Wright



Fight for Natural Chickens and Eggs


How to powder your chicken with Diatomaceous Earth



How does chicken take a bath?



How chicken travel in New York City?



How to pedicure a chicken?



Rhythm of Life with S.O.S. 5p.m.

S.O.S. 5p.m. hypnotize


S.O.S. 5p.m. Bumblefoot Problem
Bumblefoot (ulcerative pododermatitis) is a bacterial infection and inflammatory reaction on the feet of birds and chickens.

More tutorials online: Backyard Chickens | Kitty Cooks | The Chicken Chick | Youtube


S.O.S. 5p.m. West at The New Children's Museum, San Diego, California

Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food
October 13, 2013 -  September 11, 2014
The New Children's Museum, San Diego, California

Hi my name is Gonzo, I'm a Blue Laced Wyandotte and is part of a collective called #sos5pmWest and reside in The New Children Museum in San Diego

Hi my name is Kaliese, I'm a Golden Laced Wyandotte and is part of a collective called #sos5pmWest and reside in The New Children Museum in San Diego

Hi my name is Sam, I'm an Ameraucana and is part of a collective called #sos5pmWest and reside in The New Children Museum in San Diego

Hi my name is Barbra, I'm a Plymouth Rock and is part of a collective called #sos5pmWest and reside in The New Children Museum in San Diego

Hi my name is Tiny Joe, I'm an Oprington and is part of a collective called #sos5pmWest and reside in The New Children Museum in San Diego



S.O.S. 5p.m. at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York



Here is an interview with Bucky Buckaw.







S.O.S. 5p.m. at Urban by Nature, BMW Guggenheim Lab, New York,
New York, October 2, 2011

organized by Vincent Appel and Everett Hollander and panalist: Marion Wilson, Jeffrey Franklin & Archie Coates(Playlab), Alex Gilliam (Public Workshop) and Tattfoo Tan

Thoughtbubblewordcloud design by Paul Christophe and capture by a group of "active listeners" feeding the words of the workshop into this app.

photos by Inessah Selditz





S.O.S. 5p.m. at Springfest, Erasmus Hall Campus, Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, May 6, 2012
Organized by Public Art for Public School





S.O.S. 5p.m. at The New School, New York, New York

an environmental "artshop" and teaching laboratory

September 27 - December 15

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons, 2 West 13th Street, New York
Gallery hours: Open daily 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.

212.229.8919 or visit www.newschool.edu/sjdc

Thursday, September 27 and Wednesday, November 14, 6:30-8:30 pm
Raising Urban Chickens: S.O.S. 5p.m. workshop
5 pm. (Poop Machine) are a chicken collective based in Staten Island consisting of two Silver-laced Wyandotte,
two Easter Eggers (who lay green eggs!) and a Light Brahma. In this workshop, Tattfoo Tan and a member of
the collective will lead a workshop on raising an urban flock -- great companion pets, great eggs and great
manure fertilizer for your garden! Come by and meet S.O.S. 5p.m. and follow their egg count on-line.

Tuesday, November 27, 6 - 8 pm
Making paper with Junk Mail

The average person receives 560 pieces of junk mail a year. This workshop will help you transform your junk mail
into sheets of beautiful recycled paper.







A Storey Animal Handbook,
A Guide to Raising Chickens, Gail Damerow

A Chicken in Every Yard, The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping, Robert & Hannah Litt

Local Feed Store:

Crazy Goat Feed, 718-356-0220
2355 Aurthur Kill Road, Staten Island, NY

Animal Feeds Inc., 718-293-7750
3255 Park Avenue (163st), Bronx, NY 10451



Raising Chickens: Moving Pullets to Coop

Selecting a Breed for your Flock