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Follow our adventures as we raise a tiny flock of chickens in suburban Bexley, Ohio.
Our chicken bloggers include Tami Taylor, a Welsummer, and Tyra, a Jersey Giant.
RIP, Betty, Joan, Sally & Peggy.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Raising Chickens is like Chairing an Academic Department

A friend at work sent me this link--perfectly appropriate, since I am, like the author of the article, an academic department chair and a chicken farmer. I can't say I've thought of the one role illuminating the other, but perhaps there's something to that thought.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bexley Soon May Allow Urban Chicken Farming | NBC 4i

This is a brief story on our progress with chicken regulation in Bexley. All is going very well, thanks to the excellent work of the Bexley City Council. You can see me and Jessica and (less visible) Dana sitting in the city council audience.

Bexley Soon May Allow Urban Chicken Farming | NBC 4i

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another reason not to buy grocery-store eggs

The Dispatch reports: One of the nation's largest egg distributors has issued a recall after evidence of salmonella was discovered at an Ohio farm that was the source of the eggs. 288,000 eggs from Ohio Fresh Eggs were recalled after a test showed salmonella at one of the barns at the company's Croton complex near Hartford in Licking County.
Read more here.

While we're waiting for our ladies to start laying, we'll continue to buy our eggs from farmers we know & trust (like the guy who sells eggs on Wednesdays outside the Bexley Food Coop).

p.s. Our hens were on channel 10 last night around 6pm!