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Raise Happy Outdoor Chickens
I'm a writer/farmer/engineer who raises free-range chickens
and pastured broilers on a 37-acre farm in Oregon's Coast
Range. I'm reinventing the lost free-range chicken farming
techniques of 100 years ago, which are more suitable for small
flocks of laying hens or broilers than modern commercial
methods are, and they're more practical than what a lot of
folks with small flocks are doing today. There are so many
fewer farmers than there used to be that a lot of our knowledge
has been forgotten, because we've lost continuity with our
farming past. Rediscover it with me as I try the old techniques
out and give them a modern twist. Whether you're raising
chickens for meat, eggs, or both, you'll find a lot of "chicken
how-to" information in my newsletter.
I raise the real McCoy: grass-fed, free-range chickens,
and whether your chickens are free-range, yarded, or
confined, that's okay—if you want happy chickens, you
want this newsletter!
I surveyed the poultry literature of the last 100 years in
search of forgotten lore, and I found plenty. No one else has
done this. All this stuff goes into the newsletter.
I have a hands-on, practical approach to farming. You won't
find geraniums in window boxes on my chicken houses. I've
pioneered the development or reintroduction of insulated
heat-lamp brooders (which use only 1/3 as much energy as
overhead heat lamps), open-front winter housing,
cattle-panel hoop coops, single-wire electric fences, and
other innovations that will save you time and money, while
keeping your chickens happier and healthier.
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