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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 »
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 move to […]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 »
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 miles […]Read more »