My mom and dad raised chickens until I was 8, and that was the extent of my chicken experience until just a few years ago when I started raising them for meat and eggs. When I came across a picture of a Joel Salatin broiler pen, I was strangely drawn to its design. Still am, even though I have seen many more attractive and interesting designs here at BYC. Then I started going through some old boxes of photos and came across the one below, taken in 1954. That's me in my pop's arms. Now I know why I like Salatin's fancy invention.