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An Australorp, a Red Star, a Partridge Plymouth Rock, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, and a Buff Laced Polish, presumably all female, but we suspect the Polish may be a rooster.
I'm a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom who's obsessed with sustainability, food politics, and cooking from scratch as often as possible. I unexpectedly fell in love with chickens on some random day, researched obsessively for more than a year, and when my husband announced that he was putting up a privacy fence, I agreed under the strict condition that I would get my chickens. Now, we await our first egg.
by Rachel Hurd Anger Despite nearly 4 1/2 years in Louisville, I’m still getting used to the climate differences from my home state of Michigan. The warmer, shorter winters are great, but the summers are far too long (for me), way too hot, and there’s nary a thunderstorm in sight late summer when everything turns […]Read more »
by Rachel Hurd Anger In preparation of our Thanksgiving dinner, we went unconventional and roasted chicken. But, not any old chicken. No ma’am. We went local. This last summer, I had the unique opportunity to attend a workshop meant to take those interested in having a hand through every process of a meal from kill […]Read more »
by Rachel Hurd Anger Considering I’m still nursing one of my children, it’s been all too easy to develop a maternal connection to my chickens, but it’s natural in the way that I care about their basic sustenance. When I go out to care for my chickens, to bring them warm water when it’s […]Read more »
by Rachel Hurd Anger Raising backyard chickens for eggs became an unlikely obsession. I can’t even say when it started, but I owe it mostly to author Michael Pollan and my first reading of his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Now I devour information about sustainable living, and bit by bit, my goal is to […]Read more »