Mother Earth News - New chicken movement

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DIMBY, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. DIMBY

    DIMBY Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yes, I have been following MEN's articles on keeping chickens for a couple of years now.
    GRIT magazine has also joined the backyard chickens movement. If you go to their website, you can register to win a free coop. It's www.GRIT.com

    I think the contest is still going on.
     
  3. MistyValley

    MistyValley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An earlier article that ME did prompted me to get my chickens. It's great that they continue to promote our girls.
     
  4. AmyRey

    AmyRey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so my parents every year ask for Christmas lists from the hubby and I (even though we're both in our 30s).

    I'm planning to ask for a subscription to Mother Earth News (had to type that out as "a subscription to MEN" just makes me giggle too much).

    But I'm digging this GRIT magazine too. Where can I buy a copy so I can get a subscription card for her?
     
  5. mychickensrock

    mychickensrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am glad to see the movement but I feel the name "grass-fed chickens" could be misleading to the uninformed. I guess similar to the whole "our chickens are fed an all vegetarian diet" that some producers advertise. I love educating friends and family about what chickens eat and that all the bugs, frogs, snakes, grass, weeds, fruits and vegitables are what make our hens eggs better. [​IMG] Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to bash the movement, I think we need more backyard chickens and we love Mother Earth news!
    OOPs didn't realize I was on my wife's BYC account. [​IMG]
    Farmer Brown
     
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  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I'll send you a card from the GRIT magazine if you want. Some of the grocery stores that have a wide magazine selection sell it. The new issue came out today, with my letter to the editor (about chickens). [​IMG]
     
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  7. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    DH referred to MEN as that "weird hippie vegan magazine" until I showed him an article on processing chickens. It was also an article in MEN that convinced him to get a pellet stove.
     
  8. AmyRey

    AmyRey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If anyone around here has it, it'll probably be our local TSC. I haven't seen it there before, but I really haven't looked for it either. I've got to go by there today or tomorrow, so I'll take a look.
     
  9. Farmer Brown

    Farmer Brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can subscribe on their web site for only $10 (last time I checked) I think you have to pay with a credit card?
     
  10. AmyRey

    AmyRey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah I know, but my folks don't do internet purchases. Period.
     

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