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Christine Heinrichs grew up in northern New Jersey, the New York suburbs. She moved to California in 1967, where she attended the University of California at San Diego and San Diego State University. Christine completed a degree in journalism at the University of Oregon and specialized in science writing. She’s written about a wide variety of subjects, from golf courses to horses. Her work focused on chickens after she wrote How to Raise Chickens, about raising traditional breeds in small flocks, in 2007. How to Raise Poultry followed in 2009. Revised editions were published in 2013 and 2014, respectively. She is a contributing editor to Diversity in Action and has been an elephant seal docent since 2007, after she and her husband moved from Madison, Wisconsin to Cambria. They are both Living History docents at Hearst Castle, dressing up in 1930s finery and decorating the estate for Night Tours. Christine’s work appears in many publications: Earth Island Journal, BioCycle, Community Chickens and others.
Christine Heinrichs, veteran chicken writer, walks you through how to successfully show your poultry to judges at shows and fairs. The idea of keeping chickens may have occurred to you while you were walking the aisles at a local poultry show. “All these beautiful birds! I could do this.” People like to participate in shows […]Read more »
Guineas may be new to you but they are not to author and researcher Christine Heinrichs. These beautiful birds still exist in the wild in Africa but have also been domesticated for a small flocks. Learn how to get started raising guineas. What are guinea fowl? Guinea fowl are birds from the family Numididae and […]Read more »