I just sent this announcement to my newsletter list, but it’s worth posting here, too.
You know I’ve kept chickens off and on with varying degrees of success. I’ve faced raccoons in the night, incubated eggs and watched the adorable chicks hatch out with my wide-eyed children, plus built a range of different coops and chicken tractors.
I think I know a bit about chickens… but my friend Justin Rhodes blows me away. This guy is something else. I just watched his latest video so I’ve pulled myself away from the leftover turkey so I can share it with you. Bonus – it has this guy in it:
In case you don’t know your amazing homesteaders by face – that’s Joel Salatin!
Justin got Joel and other chicken experts on film to share their knowledge – and of course he shares his own amazing reasons to keep chickens in this new video.
I just finished watching it and I’m looking forward to seeing the others in the series. Justin is a stand-up guy and he’s been working on an awesome secret chicken project for a while… join me in cheering him on and seeing what happens next. He’s not a spammer or anything, so don’t be afraid of signing up. I did – and it was worth it.
(BTW, I had no idea chickens would spread out a mulch pile across an entire garden. Note to self: PUT DOWN THE RAKE, RELEASE THE CHICKENS, AND GO INSIDE NEXT TIME!)
Seriously – just the math on eggs alone was worth watching that video. He also covered keeping chickens in the city – even where it’s “illegal!” In an upcoming video Justin claims he has a method for taking your chicken feed bill down to ZERO. I have no idea how he pulls that off. Stay tuned!