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St. Brigid, patron saint of poultry farmers

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I did a Google search to see if there was a patron saint for chickens, and discovered that St. Brigid of Ireland is the woman for the job.

I found this online - it's not my stuff but I'm buying one to hang outside my coop. They do tiles and wooden plaques. Just thought I'd pass it along in case anyone else has some latent Catholic in them like I do...

http://patriarts.com/Brigid%20of%20Ireland.htm

See my chicken blog at:  http://polloplayer.wordpress.com/
My little flock includes a white Silkie and a Belgian Mille Fleur d'Uccle who is currently raising three chicks; a Barred Rock, an Ameraucana and a Buff Orpington.

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See my chicken blog at:  http://polloplayer.wordpress.com/
My little flock includes a white Silkie and a Belgian Mille Fleur d'Uccle who is currently raising three chicks; a Barred Rock, an Ameraucana and a Buff Orpington.

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Thanks so much for sharing the info and the link.
I did not know that poultry farmers had a patron saint.  I don't know why I've never looked that up.  Very fitting for our little place.

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She is also the patron saint for fugitives. Kinda ironic as a lot of the BYC crowd are keeping chickens below the radar in the city!!!

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Haha - that's great! Little did she know she would become the go-to for chicken outlaws!

I ordered the tile - am going to hang it at the door to my coop smile I haven't been Catholic for a long time, but with all the predator posts on BYC I figure my chickens need all the help they can get!

See my chicken blog at:  http://polloplayer.wordpress.com/
My little flock includes a white Silkie and a Belgian Mille Fleur d'Uccle who is currently raising three chicks; a Barred Rock, an Ameraucana and a Buff Orpington.

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See my chicken blog at:  http://polloplayer.wordpress.com/
My little flock includes a white Silkie and a Belgian Mille Fleur d'Uccle who is currently raising three chicks; a Barred Rock, an Ameraucana and a Buff Orpington.

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Here's a list of her patronage:

Patronage

babies
blacksmiths
boatmen
cattle
chicken farmers
children whose parents are not married
dairymaids
dairy workers
Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland
fugitives
infants
Ireland
Ivrea, Turin, Italy
Leinster, Ireland
mariners
midwives
milk maids
newborn babies
nuns
poets
poultry farmers
poultry raisers
printing presses
sailors
scholars
travellers
watermen

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Originally Posted by bawkbawkbawk 

I did a Google search to see if there was a patron saint for chickens, and discovered that St. Brigid of Ireland is the woman for the job.

I found this online - it's not my stuff but I'm buying one to hang outside my coop. They do tiles and wooden plaques. Just thought I'd pass it along in case anyone else has some latent Catholic in them like I do...

http://patriarts.com/Brigid%20of%20Ireland.htm


Thanks for letting us know, thats beautiful!  One of my favorite saints of course is, St. Francis!!

mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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Originally Posted by emmalynn 

She is also the patron saint for fugitives. Kinda ironic as a lot of the BYC crowd are keeping chickens below the radar in the city!!!


How true that statement is, wish is weren't, but..........................

mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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