Aug 31, 2014

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #102 with a HENBAG & Vetericyn GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the Clever Chicks Blog Hop at The-Chicken-Chick.com!
Welcome to the 102nd weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop! You're invited to share links from your blog, visit other blogs and enter the feed giveaway- no blog required!
GIVEAWAY!
8/31/14-9/7/14  9pm EST
Enter to WIN a Henbag WITH a 2 oz bottle of Vetericyn! 
Henbag & Vetericyn Giveaway at The Chicken Chick®
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The Henbag is available for purchase HERE.

Aug 30, 2014

Flock Focus Friday, 8/29/14 featuring an Egg Skelter GIVEAWAY!

The legal drama over my chickens continued to heat up this week as irate supporters inundated town hall with email and phone calls. Serves 'em right! Last week the story broke in the newspaper and television media picked up on it this week. One news station was so anxious to scoop the story that they knocked on my door unannounced! 

My inbox and phone have been ringing for interview requests, allowing me little time to focus on much else, but I'm hoping the end is near so I can get back to writing about more glamorous chicken-related topics like poop and bumblefoot!
GIVEAWAY!
8/30/14-9/5/14 9pm EST
Enter to WIN an Egg Skelter,
courtesy of Manna Pro Poultry! 
Manna Pro Poultry Egg Skelter Giveaway
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Aug 24, 2014

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #101 featuring an INCUBATOR GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the Clever Chicks Blog Hop at The-Chicken-Chick.com!
Welcome to the101st weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop! You're invited to share links from your blog, visit other blogs and enter the feed giveaway- no blog required!
GIVEAWAY!
8/24/14-8/31/14  9pm EST
Enter to WIN a Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator! 
Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator Giveaway at The Chicken Chick®
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Aug 22, 2014

Backyard Chickens, Front Page News. Flock Focus Friday 8/22/14

This week's Flock Focus Friday finds my backyard flock the focus of front page headlines in the newspaper. I have been fielding many questions and requests for a fuller picture of the five year history of this situation and while the newspaper article hits the basics, there are critical points notably missing, which I have detailed below.
Front Page News refusing to bend to unreasonable government demands


Journal Inquirer Newspaper article details legal battle over backyard chickens
Minor corrections: I don't write for Mother Earth News magazine, I write for Community Chickens and Grit Magazine online, both of which are owned and run by Ogden Publications, the publisher of  Mother Earth News Magazine and Grit Magazine. Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine are also sponsors of my blog and Facebook page. My blog traffic last year was two million page views, not three.

Aug 19, 2014

Flock Focus Friday, 8/15/14

Blaze, my Black Copper Marans rooster
This installment of Flock Focus Friday is brought to you on Tuesday because after announcing on my Facebook page that my town is suing me for the removal of my chickens, the media got wind of it and have been bogged down with interviews and inquiries ever since. While I am happy to finally get the word out, it has been a time drain. 
Here's the scoop in case you missed it on Facebook last week:
My town has sued me for the removal of chickens from my backyard & while I am confident in my legal strategy, this 5 year battle fueled by my neighbor has become extremely costly. If I have helped you keep chickens or given you a reason to smile on occasion, please consider a donation of any size to "Operation Home to Roost." Without my chickens I would have no blog or Facebook page & could not continue to bring you the experiences, photos, information & chicken-related entertainment you have become accustomed to seeing from me.

Click photo to Donate to Operation Home to Roost
If you would like to help me wage the battle for the right to keep my chickens, a donation of any size would help. Rachel, Blaze & I thank you in advance for your support in any form! 
To donate through PayPal, please click on this link or click on the Rachel/Blaze photo with the "Donate" button on it in the right-hand sidebar of my blog. My email address for direct donations through PayPal is: Kathy@The-Chicken-Chick.com  No Paypal account is necessary to use a credit card to donate. My mailing address is: PO Box 399, Suffield, CT 06078.
Questions about the character of my yard, neighborhood and town are answered with this link to Google Street Maps where You can see my property, (it has the kids' white playhouse/swingset in the backyard) the complaining neighbor's house to the right of it and drive around town to check out all the farms, horses and chickens! 
The argument I made to my town's zoning commission can be seen and heard in this YouTube video.
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