I am Shelley Fortune. I live in Central Indiana where my family and I enjoy raising and showing exhibition poultry. We currently raise Silkies, Bantam Sumatras, and Bantam Cochins. We also have a few Australorps.
We love all of our birds and the friends we have met through shared enthusiasm. We have been involved with raising our feathered friends for about five years. We are by no means experts, but we love to share what we have learned and experienced.
I am a 4-H leader for Henry County. I love to get children involved with the poultry fancy. It was through 4-H that we were first introduced to showing chickens. After a long battle with cancer we decided to raise our own chickens to get organic eggs. My son Shane fell in love with our Australorp rooster. He entered him and a few of his girls in the 4-H fair. We have been hooked every since.