A self-guided tour of Long Island's North Fork hen houses is being planned for May 2013. If you have a hen house that you are especially proud of and are willing to be one of the sites on the tour, please contact Dr. Bridgen at [email protected] or 631-727-3595. The interest in raising backyard chickens has exploded in the past 5 years and the east end of Long Island has its share of beautiful chickens. This Hen House Tour is being organized to celebrate hometown chickens and to demonstrate how rewarding it is as an earth-friendly practice that supports living a sustainable lifestyle. If you would like to participate on the tour, or if you would like to help with its planning, please call 631-727-3595 or email [email protected] by the end of January.