New chicken farmer as of February this year

Rob Sivulka

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jun 1, 2012
West Jordan, UT
Hello fellow chicken enthusiasts,

I live in West Jordan, UT. I'm a Christian (no, I'm not Mormon even though I live in UT) missionary as well as an online philosophy professor.

Just started raising 4 RIR chicks on President's Day (February 20, 2012). They were born on Valentine's Day.

I guess what really made me become a chicken farmer is that my wife is wanting us to eat more organic, however the cost is, as you know, quite a bit. I've been planting lots of fruits and vegetables for the past couple years, and so raising chickens seemed to be the next step. In addition, a number of our friends were getting into it as well. I'm so happy I made the decision to become a chicken farmer... despite the fact that initial set-up costs make me wonder when we'll start saving $ on eggs! No matter... we're in it for the long-haul.

Here's a shot of our chicken coop and run:

Rob Sivulka
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7 Years
May 5, 2012
Purcell, OK
You can find an enormous amount of information here! We just started with 12 chicks in March and we truly love the experience we are having so far! I am now looking into starting my own mealworm farm to have treats for the chickens this winter and I am also researching hatching eggs but I need to build an additional coop and run first because I want them to be separate from our free range flock.


8 Years
Aug 26, 2011
Hello and :welcome

Sounds like a good plan! Love your avatar too, it's cute. :p
Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site. :D

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