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Currently we have six chickens, 2 Black Barred Plymouth Rocks, Welsummer, Easter Egger, Brown Leghorn, Buff Polish Crested.
I have lived in Memphis all my life (no, never been to Graceland). My several moves have led me from way out in suburbia to Midtown - figuratively and literally. We are within biking and walking distance from restaurants, shops, parks and a fairly new Greenway 6.5 miles long that connects to one of the Shelby County parks. I think my mother was the original "kitchen compostor" (if there is such a thing)! It wasn't quite composting - more like recycling food. Nothing went to waste. She had a spot in the backyard, away from the house, that was bare of grass. All organic leftovers, watermelon rinds, lettuce, bread, etc., went to that designated area. Her priority was to feed the wild birds, but if a few squirrels came along that was okay too! She was also my inspiration for growing tomatoes and other vegetables. Many of the things she did years ago haven't changed for some people today- for instance there were only three in our family, but she grew enough tomatoes to feed a country ...
by Liz Hessen of For the Love of Chicken Poop After almost a week of rainy, cold, can’t-leave-the-run weather the sun came out. And the girls all came out except Carmen. Carmen? My polish crested party girl where are you….? Still up on the roost. What’s wrong? Come out and play the bad weather is […]Read more »
by Liz Hessen of For the Love of Chicken Poop We took on our flock of backyard chickens for humane reasons. We knew ours would be well cared for and in return give us healthy eggs. Because all the researching, reading, asking, talking and looking, starts way before you get chicks (or should) it has […]Read more »