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by Meredith ChilsonMy feathered ladies appear to be gentle souls.They are wonderful mothers, and to listen to them chat as they settle down for the evening or visit as they investigate garden clippings, one would never suspect that they have a dark side to their nature. If you’ve been around chickens much, you’ll know that […]Read more »
Guest post by Candice Welcome to the window on Blue Feather Hollow, which you could call a number of things (e.g., a hobby farm, an organic farm, a wild idea that got out of hand …), but never, ever, could you call it boring. As soon as we moved out of town, Child No. 1 […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson I’ve been around chickens, in one form or another, for most of my life.When I was small, I lived on a dairy farm in Western New York, and my mother raised White Leghorns.Lots of them.On the coldest day in February, hundreds of baby chicks would arrive to live under their new brooder […]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 »
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 »
by Taylor Miller One of my favorite chicken quotations of all time (and there are a lot) is: “The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: The chicken was ‘involved’ — the pig was ‘committed’.” At Community Chickens, we’re committed to creating a community made up of every breed of poultry enthusiast, […]Read more »