New York Times article today on backyard chickens

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Gargoyle, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    Very nice article, covers a broad range of topics. They even mention raising a hen in a city apartment, suggesting the Olandsk dwarf hen as ideal.

    However, I have my doubts about this statement in the article:: "Martha Stewart made chickens fashionable in the 1990s". :)
     
  2. b.hromada

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    That's so cool! More and more people are getting into chickens, and I think that is wonderful news!! [​IMG]
     
  3. KBlue

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    It's refreshing to see more and more good press about the delights of backyard chickens.
     
  4. UrbanEnthusiast

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    Great article! I love eggs and can easily eat them in place of meat at nearly every meal. I do worry about cholesterol, though, even from home-raised eggs. However, that doesn't stop me much from eating them. [​IMG]

    I think it's funny that the Greenfire Farms guy suggested one of his own breeds he sells for $99/pair as indoor chickens. I'm sure there are many bantam breeds that would suffice! That said, his breeds are wonderful, quite rare, and sorely in need of preservation. I just can't afford them!
     

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