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Guest post by Sandi Hopper My very first chickens were very long ago when I was a little girl. They were Bantams which I thought, back then, were a breed. There was an adorable little rooster with pluck, five tiny hens and one only baby chick. I don’t know how they came in that assortment […]Read more »
Guest post by Claire Culver If you are reading this article it’s a fair bet that you’re interested in chickens. Perhaps you’re considering adding a few feathered friends to the family. Or maybe it’s 3 o’clock in the morning and, bolstered by enthusiasm and insomnia, you’re about to go to the first hatchery you find […]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 »
by Rebecca Nickols Since I’m 10 weeks into my chicken experience at the start of my blog, I’m going to begin my chicken story by explaining how this all started… We lived in the city for 12 years in an old house with a small yard. I think I had something planted in every inch […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke It was an idea that seemed simple enough. We would build a chicken coop next to our existing barn and add a few chickens to 1840 Farm. How hard could it be? As it turned out, incredibly hard. First we needed to decide what kind of structure to build. Chicken ark? Chicken […]Read more »
Guest post by Chuck Hagi I was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago and was quite happy living the city life. All that changed when I was in fifth grade. My parents apparently got sick of the fast pace of city-life and decided that we would pack up all of our belongings and […]Read more »
Guest post by Pam Baker I am, my husband and I are, proud to say we are backyard chicken farmers. But let me start at the beginning. Moving to Vermont was a decision based on family. At forty- something, my husband and I had grown tired of the suburban life. Well, actually, I had grown […]Read more »
by Nancy Rundel You know it’s going to be a good day when you hear a rooster crow outside and you think, “Wow, that rooster sounds close to the house.” Sure enough, when you look out the window, he’s right there on the railing of your deck, robustly welcoming the day. At this point, you […]Read more »
Guest post by Stacia Equi When my parents moved to a more rural area about five years ago, I talked my mom into getting chickens. It wasn’t difficult; all I said was, “You should get chickens, you could have fresh eggs.” Because I proposed the idea, I was roped into building the coop. I lived 3,000 […]Read more »
Guest post by Stacia Equi I am a Chicken Newbie. This is my first flock of chickens, but I’ve always wanted chickens – ever since I discovered one of my neighbors in Los Angeles owned them. They also had a dyslexic rooster who would crow like wild at 3 p.m. and 3 a.m. The 3 […]Read more »