May 8, 2014

The Chicken Chick in Poultryville, Part Deux: Reporting from P.Allen Smith's Poultry Workshop

P Allen Smith's Garden Home
This is the second half of my photo essay detailing my visit to P. Allen Smith's Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm in Arkansas to be the guest reporter at his Poultry Workshop a few weeks ago. Part one of The Chicken Chick in Poultryville can be read here. In this series of photos, I'll give you a guided tour of most of the farm, the low-down on the Poultry Workshop and the eagerly awaited tour of Poultryville!
This is the view from the porch of Allen's Garden Home overlooking the sheep pasture and Poultryville. The red roof in the distance is the chicken barn.
 view from the porch of Allen's Garden Home overlooking Poultryville
From the Garden Home, we headed towards Poultryville, which is where the chickens, turkeys, ducks and swans live. There are no bad views at Moss Mountain Farm- every step was a new, breathtaking vista and photo opportunity.
P Allen Smith's Garden Home in Roland Arkansas
Mr. Chicken Chick served as guest photog for the weekend while I had a seat, waiting for the night's bonfire. 
Enjoying one of the amazing views at P. Allen Smith's Garden Home
Daffodils growing on P Allen Smith's Arkansas farm
A little further down the path from the Garden Home, 
a bit closer to Poultryville. 
P Allen Smith's Garden Home
Spring beauty at The Garden Home Retreat in Arkansas
The sheep pasture next to the Waterfowl Mecca.
The sheep pasture next to the Waterfowl Mecca.
The Mute Swan pair.
Mute Swan pair at P Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm
Mute Swan pair at P Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm

Mute Swan pair at P Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm
Construction of this chicken barn began last autumn. Finishing touches are still being put on it. Each breeding pen inside the barn has its own run to the outside. The pop doors are on a pulley system so that they can be opened simultaneously.
Construction of P. Allen Smith's chicken barn began autumn 2013. Finishing touches are still being put on it. Each breeding pen inside the barn has its own run to the outside. The pop doors are on a pulley system so that they can be opened simultaneously.
These photos were taken of the back of the chicken barn.
Top left: view of the chicken runs.
Top right: view of the sheep pasture and Garden home. 
Bottom left: view of the chicken barn from the turkey tractor. 
Bottom right: view of Waterfowl Mecca from the chicken barn.
P Allen Smith's Chicken Barn at Moss Mountain Farm
A quick update from Allen and me during the day of the workshop.
Click HERE to hear the radio interview I did with Allen in the Chicken Barn! (begins at approximately minute 25, but I'm sure you'll enjoy the entire program)
Top left: an old cotton trailer serves as the turkey tractor
Top right: turkey tractor residents. 
Bottom left: Anatolian Shepherd pair that serve as vigilant livestock guardians in the sheep pasture and area surrounding Poultryville. The female is recovering from an encounter with a coyote who inflicted significant injuries to the back of her neck.
Bottom right: Predators abound on Moss Mountain Farm as one would expect and raptors are no exception. This hawk seemed to be a permanent fixture above Poultryville. 
The turkey trailer, Anatolian Shepherds, turkeys and a raptor looking for lunch at P Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm
Chicken tractors, formerly cotton trailers, were the chickens' accommodations prior to construction of the chicken barn.
Chicken tractors, formerly cotton trailers, were the chickens' accommodations prior to construction of the chicken barn at P Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm
Animals at P Allen Smith's Garden Home on Moss Mountain Farm
One of Allen's dogs who was the official greeter at the Garden Home. The white tent was where the Poultry Workshop kicked off, wound up and where lunch was served. The hatching eggs were hand gathered for me by Allen on Friday and given to one of his team members to give to me on Saturday. She stored them in her car all day Saturday without realizing that a hot car parked in the Arkansas sun weren't ideal storage conditions. The hatch had its challenges, but I consider it a success nonetheless.
P Allen Smith with Kathy Shea Mormino, one of Allen's dogs and hatching eggs.
Quick introductory video from inside the Chicken Barn.

Inside the chicken barn, filming some segments and taking a selfie with Allen. You can see from the light fixture that the barn is still a work in progress. 
Kathy Shea Mormino, inside the chicken barn with P Allen Smith filming television and radio segments.
P Allen Smith's Heritage Breed Beauties! 
Black White Faced Spanish.
Black White Faced Spanish pen at P Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm
Silver Grey Dorkings and Dominiques.
Silver Grey Dorking chickens and Dominique chickens in Poultryville
Buff Orpingtons. Allen allows each breed to take turns free-ranging on the property in order to preserve stock purity. The BOs made the most of their yard time.
Buff Orpingtons at P Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm
Welsumers, Partridge Plymouth Rocks, 
Blue Jersey Giants and Blue Andalusians.
Heritage Chicken Breeds at P Allen Smith's chicken barn: Welsumer, Barred Plymouth Rock, Blue Jersey Giant and Blue Andalusian.
Silver Laced Wyandottes, Dark Cornish, Light Sussex (with his human) and Silver Pencilled Wyandotte.
Silver Laced Wyandotte, Dark Cornish, Light Sussex and Silver Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben chickens P Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm
The presenters at the Poultry Workshop
Top Left with hat: Doug Yoho, a program associate at the University of Arkansas and hatchery manager. He spoke about processing birds for meat.
Next to Mr. Yoho is Dr. Keith Bramwell, PhD, poultry extension specialist at the University of Arkansas. He spoke about breed selection and sourcing, supplies, nutrition and health and egg production and fertility.
Next to Dr. Bramwell is Jeff May, poultry farmer consultant. He spoke about creative chicken coop design.
Top left with Allen (wearing tie) is Dr. Dusty Clark, PhD who holds a degree in veterinary medicine and works as the University of Arkansas extension poultry health veterinarian. Dr. Clark spoke about biosecurity, diseases, nutrition and predator control.
Poultry Workshop at P Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm
Chicken chat was the order of the day among Allen's team, (top left and bottom left) attendees, (top right- also two Chicken Chick fans!) and sponsors (bottom left and bottom right-Terri Waters representing Manna Pro Poultry). 
Poultry workshop at P Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm
Top left and bottom left, Allen with his right hand woman, Laura Leech.
Top right: John Owens, president Hortus, Ltd / P. Allen Smith Company
Bottom right, chatting with Doug Yoho, Keith Bramwell and P Allen Smith about poultry operations in China.
P Allen Smith's Poultry Workshop in Little Rock Arkansas April 2014
Lunch was held underneath the tent and kudos go to the ladies on the Top left who prepared it!
Top Right: Allen with Laura Leech and Mimi San Pedro, Chief Operating and Marketing Officer, Hortus, Ltd/P Allen Smith Companies. They raffled off some gifts, courtesy of Manna Pro and The Heritage Poultry Conservancy, which Allen founded in 2009. The Conservancy is dedicated to the preservation and support of all threatened breeds and strains of domestic poultry through the encouragement of education, stewardship and good breeding practices.
Bottom left: Purscilla never misses a chance to eat great barbecue.
Bottom Right: Mr. Chicken Chick. ♥
Bottom left: Purscilla never misses a chance to eat great barbecue. Bottom Right: Mr. Chicken Chick. ♥
We had the opportunity to visit the Formal Rose Garden, but it wasn't in bloom at the time. A whole gaggle of garden bloggers will descend upon Moss Mountain Farm in May, which will assuredly result in photos aplenty of the rose garden. The following photos are part of P. Allen Smith's photo album on Facebook.
The rose gardens
Roses
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Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick® & P. Allen Smith

469 comments :

  1. Susan Turner5/8/14, 11:10 PM

    Love Sarah's work! Hope I win!!!

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  2. Love all thr great info.

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  3. I love Sarah's artwork! Thanks for the give-away!

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  4. Mr Alan R. Chase5/8/14, 11:11 PM

    some day i'd like to visit his farm but till then thanks for these stories and enter me to win this item

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  5. Glenda Irene Meredith5/8/14, 11:12 PM

    Would love to have this....would go with my other "chicken art"!!

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  6. Greetings! My timing just happens to be that I am first to comment. So thank you for the giveaway opportunity, and this blog piece is a good read.
    Cheers,
    izzi~avis

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  7. Chris Jeanette5/8/14, 11:16 PM

    Just love looking at all these pictures, what beautiful animals and not just the chickens. Looks like heaven for those birds thank you for sharing. :D and would love to win! ;)

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  8. i find everything you share very fascinating. thank you so much for all you do.

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  9. Sherry Lloyd Willsey5/8/14, 11:19 PM

    This sign would add some class to our redneck coop!

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  10. Tammra Voegele5/8/14, 11:19 PM

    Nice farm &such a variety.The Chicken Chick sent me.

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  11. Becky Lovett Kulis5/8/14, 11:22 PM

    Loved all the pictures. P Allen Smith has a beautiful place.

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  12. Beautiful home. And love the artwork.

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  13. Lisa Garner5/8/14, 11:22 PM

    That is very nice!

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  14. Jennifer Miley Watts5/8/14, 11:23 PM

    I would love to hang this in the girls barn...please keep up the good work, I absolutely love your blogs and your website.

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  15. Debbie Ayscue5/8/14, 11:25 PM

    If I should win this beautiful sign I will be one very happy Chick!

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  16. Debbie smith5/8/14, 11:25 PM

    1st timer love the page .

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  17. Susan Fischer5/8/14, 11:29 PM

    Love the sign. It would look great on our front porch next to the door!

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  18. ssearnhardt5/8/14, 11:32 PM

    Very nice!

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  19. Valerie Nelson5/8/14, 11:32 PM

    Thank you so much for the wonderful tour. Looks like a great place to visit. Love the sign, such pretty art work.

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  20. Jennifer Sherman5/8/14, 11:35 PM

    Two of my favorite things, a chicken and Old Glory. This would be a nice addition to my porch.

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  21. Chassity Jackson5/8/14, 11:35 PM

    Another great giveaway!

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  22. Rachel J Johnson5/8/14, 11:37 PM

    Nice rooster!

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  23. Martha Wells5/8/14, 11:37 PM

    "Welcome Ya'll" is soooo Texan!! I'd be delighted if I could win this !! <> Used to find P Allen Smith on TV, but not lately. Must look harder on PBS stations. Martha Wells / Flylo Farms.

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  24. Martha Wells5/8/14, 11:38 PM

    Oh, and YES, the delightful Chicken Chick pointed me your way.

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  25. Michelle D Young5/8/14, 11:43 PM

    The chickens are great! I love checking in to see what's new and learning new things about chickens. I'm new at raising chickens and all the info you give has been very beneficial!

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  26. Christine Chenault-Medlin5/8/14, 11:47 PM

    Beautiful farm and chickens!!!

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  27. Lisa Kingsley5/8/14, 11:50 PM

    Thank you for sharing the pics, Kathy--what an amazing and beautiful farm.

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  28. Vicky Rangel5/8/14, 11:52 PM

    I love this picture

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  29. Mary Ann Borges5/8/14, 11:54 PM

    Beautiful tour of this place! Thanks!

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  30. My pleasure Lisa. It was so tranquil there.

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  31. Cyn Van Antwerp5/8/14, 11:57 PM

    loved the visit to the farm!

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  32. leighnichols5/8/14, 11:58 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your facebook posts!

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  33. Jennifer Garcia-Baker5/8/14, 11:58 PM

    I am in love with your chicken barn. Thank you for all your insight and the opportunity of a giveaway

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  34. Jill Mulhausen5/9/14, 12:02 AM

    Thanks for the chance!

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  35. Cindy Wheatley Holland5/9/14, 12:03 AM

    Thanks for the Great giveaway...love all your photos!! :)

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  36. What an amazing article. It's like you took us on the trip with you.

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  37. Wow i have to go see this place, once again nice pictures! (*Fingers crossed for the give away*)

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  38. Katie Fahrenbruch5/9/14, 12:17 AM

    How pretty!:)

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  39. Yasdel Roman5/9/14, 12:17 AM

    I love the chicken pictures and the farm :)

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  40. Tracy Harden5/9/14, 12:19 AM

    I already liked his page from last time. I love the pics if the heritage breeds!

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  41. Ahhhh!!! I need this for my kitchen... It's perfect!!!

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  42. George Pigott5/9/14, 12:36 AM

    love them chickens

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  43. Tracy Houser5/9/14, 12:55 AM

    I normally would say that only Iowa can be called heaven, but your property is as heavenly as I could imagine! What lucky chickens you have!

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  44. Just got my first three chickens tonight! Silver laced wyondottes. I liked Chicken chat too!

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  45. Gorgeous birds! Would love to hear those conversations!!!

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  46. Pam Woodward5/9/14, 1:07 AM

    :) Amazing pictures....I love all the chickens they are gorgeous!!!

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  47. Looks like Heaven On Earth. I love their mission statement:
    The Conservancy is dedicated to the preservation and support of all threatened breeds and strains of domestic poultry through the encouragement of education, stewardship and good breeding practices.

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  48. Hannah Sommers5/9/14, 1:30 AM

    Thank you for sharing this and for your entire blog! :) We just got our first ever chicks this week! Woop woop!! :)

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  49. Sagehearth5/9/14, 2:14 AM

    A beautiful picture tour, thank you!

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  50. Love it! Choose me for the pic - would be great on the front porch!

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  51. Jennifer May5/9/14, 4:32 AM

    Love the print!

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  52. Histrybuff5/9/14, 6:00 AM

    Love that place!

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  53. Kayla Bugbee5/9/14, 6:01 AM

    Love the ideas and this picture is amazing!

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  54. Lee Murray5/9/14, 6:12 AM

    I just love those photos! What a great way to share your knowledge and share your experiences with the public....

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  55. Little Onion5/9/14, 6:31 AM

    Another great read. Thanks for such wonderful information.

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  56. Wow what a farm! Love this picture too!

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  57. Amy Dohmen5/9/14, 6:57 AM

    Wow a great article. Looks like you had a fantastic time!

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  58. Paula Carroll5/9/14, 6:58 AM

    Lovely photos! And Sarah's artwork is as beautiful as ever!

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  59. Cotton Carol5/9/14, 7:02 AM

    An interesting article with wonderful pictures---thanks!

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  60. I posted on P. Allen Smith chicken chat. I enjoyed that :) I also watch him on TV. Please enter me in the give a way :) Thanks you, JOY

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  61. Ron Willett5/9/14, 7:08 AM

    I have a rustic cypress frame already made for it. Love the art work. Thanks for part deux. Hope to get a visit when I'm in Conway for a week.

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  62. Teri Ferguson Scott5/9/14, 7:10 AM

    I love this picture!!!

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  63. Sherry Pullicar5/9/14, 7:15 AM

    I "Love" this picture, my husband served 30 years in the army n still works for them. Our flag has a very special place in my heart . Would love to win this

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  64. Valerie Jensen5/9/14, 7:17 AM

    I'm finally able to decorate my buildings this year. This would be great!

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  65. Jenny Judge Kenevan5/9/14, 7:23 AM

    Love love love the sign. I wish to have a beautiful farm like that some day

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  66. Monica Cedeno5/9/14, 7:24 AM

    What a beautiful place and what an honor it must have been to have been asked to participate. Kudos!!

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  67. Grace Murray5/9/14, 7:32 AM

    Looks like you had a great time! Lucky to be invited and even better to participate!. As always, great pics!

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  68. Patricia Stowe5/9/14, 7:39 AM

    What a wonderful place...just beautiful...I think if I were to ever visit I would never want to leave. :) thank you for the tour.

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  69. Faith Schreiner Clark5/9/14, 7:45 AM

    I love it! What a great day! Thanks for the pictures and everything. I so enjoy this blog and everything you post on Facebook.

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  70. Payne Farm Eggs5/9/14, 7:48 AM

    Enjoyed all the photos and reading this blog. The giveaway is an extra perk! Thanks!

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  71. that farm looks like heaven!! it is beautiful! I want to sit on the front porch with some lemonade and just listen!!!

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  72. Susan Strange5/9/14, 7:52 AM

    What a great insight into P. Allen Smith's farm! That must have been a great day for you Kathy! I'm green with envy!

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  73. Sarah Eller5/9/14, 7:54 AM

    Lovely!

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  74. Margo Seely Giunta5/9/14, 7:57 AM

    I want 2 pictures, this one could be my first! love it!

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  75. I enjoyed all the pictures! Thanks

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  76. Wavie Barton5/9/14, 8:14 AM

    I love pictures of chickens glad I found your page.

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  77. Great article. P.Allen is so interesting! What a farm.

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  78. cathyspears5/9/14, 8:21 AM

    I love this print! Thanks for the chance to win it! Would look great on my chicken entrance area!

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  79. Thanks for sharing the farm with us!

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  80. Love, love, love this print!! I know exactly where it should go! Thanks Kathy for another great post! Our house loves The Chicken Chick!

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  81. Deanna Johnson5/9/14, 8:43 AM

    Love the pic! Love the info on your site!
    It prepped us well for back yard chicken beginners!

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  82. Evelyn Qualls5/9/14, 8:48 AM

    What a wonderful experience for you and Mr Chicken. I really enjoyed the farm and animals presented. I would love to be in the running for Sarah Hudock's sign. Such talent.

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  83. Melissa Bishop5/9/14, 9:05 AM

    What an awesome article! I can't wait to get some chickens, just have to build my coop!

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  84. Doris Cote5/9/14, 9:14 AM

    What a terrific visit and thanks for sharing it! P.Allen Smith does a great job and I wonder if he followed your hatching live event. How about a virtual visit to your flock? We see pictures here and there in your terrific articles, but a tour would be benificial to those of us just starting.

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  85. Sara McDonald5/9/14, 9:15 AM

    Love it!

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  86. Kelly Kanedy Schwindt5/9/14, 9:17 AM

    What AWESOME pics of Moss Mountain Farm!! I can only dream of having that one day. =)

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  87. Belinda Caressa Medlin5/9/14, 9:19 AM

    Morning Kathy! You and Allen are an inspiration to me...Wonderful info, beautiful pics....Have an awesome day!

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  88. Matt Carroll5/9/14, 9:21 AM

    nice article--I also went to P.Allen Smith's page

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  89. Michele Davis Yates5/9/14, 9:22 AM

    Enjoy your blog so very much, Chicken Chick. So glad you were able to participate in the poultry workshop with P. Allen Smith, and thanks for turning me on to Chicken Chat. Your pictures are gorgeous and your posts so very informative and helpful in my chicken adventures (I am coming up on one year with backyard chickens and am already in expansion mode). :0 This week's giveaway would look great at the newly aquired 80 year old farmhouse the Renaissance Man, aka hubby, and I are venturing into. Thanks so much.

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  90. Penny Campbell5/9/14, 9:25 AM

    Love all your pictures! What a beautiful farm P Allen Smith has.

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  91. Stephen Sofley5/9/14, 9:25 AM

    Loved reading all about your visit with P Allen Smith. I have admired his work for years!

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  92. Ashley Gaia5/9/14, 9:30 AM

    Great post, it looks so beautiful there!

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  93. Doris Perkins5/9/14, 9:32 AM

    Thank you for referring to that page. There are even more breeds to learn about, I love that!

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  94. I would love to give this to a friend of mine.

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  95. Donna Lemanski DeBoer5/9/14, 9:52 AM

    I am a new "chicken addict".. I am re-doing my kitchen with a chicken theme. I have my first backyard chickens and got my first egg yesterday! It is so "egg-citing!".. sorry.. couldn't resist. :) Love the blog and the beautiful photos! :)

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  96. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us!

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  97. Laurie Ashley5/9/14, 10:06 AM

    Wow, looks like a fantastic place to visit, such color and open spaces, but I really love the artwork your giving away!! combines two of my favorite things: Americana art, and chickens! :)

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  98. Awesome!

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  99. I see a lot of fencing going on here!

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  100. Debra Smith Neal5/9/14, 10:23 AM

    I LOVE seeing all the different breeds of chickens! I have a variety of breeds. I only have 15 hens and 2 roos. I LOVE the Silver Laced Wyandotte pictures....I MUST get some of those. Also, thank you for the link to P. Allen Smith....love all things CHICKEN!!

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  101. Thanks for sharing these photos. That is some chicken barn!

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  102. ToniLynn Coker5/9/14, 10:30 AM

    That picture looks just like my Rocky Rooster :)

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  103. Kristina Nicole Richardson5/9/14, 10:31 AM

    Such great photos!!

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  104. my kitchen is half chickens and half chili peppers... does that mean I'm a hot chick?????

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  105. Would love to win this. Thanks for all the great giveaways.

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  106. Elizabeth Long Smith5/9/14, 10:44 AM

    Love the blog and all of the beautiful photographs! Including the welcome sign!
    Have a great day and God bless!❤🐣🐥

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  107. Alishia Bigelow5/9/14, 10:48 AM

    I love all Y'ALL!

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  108. Love this print!!

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  109. April Halverson5/9/14, 10:50 AM

    Would Love To Win :)

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  110. Suea N Oldkid5/9/14, 10:51 AM

    Chickens rule!

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  111. Bobbi Mathes Bourne5/9/14, 10:54 AM

    I LOVE CHICKENS <3

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  112. Great info on this facility. If I keep showing your photos of chicks and the streaming video of hatching to my wife, we're gonna' be hatching some of our own next year! Jeez!

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  113. Debbie Wood5/9/14, 10:59 AM

    From one chicken lover to another, have a blessed day!

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  114. I love my chickens. Would love to win this

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  115. Sharon Miller5/9/14, 11:09 AM

    Love My Chickens!! Would Love To Win!!

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  116. So cute!! Love it :)

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  117. Pamela Davis North5/9/14, 11:14 AM

    I love all of Sarah Hudock's chicken art! She's a wonderful artist and I especially would love to win this print!! Thank you Chicken Chick for the chance!

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  118. Wendy Karcher5/9/14, 11:17 AM

    Fabulous!

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  119. Love my chickens!

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  120. Eveleth Orf5/9/14, 11:22 AM

    Would love to get this print. It is so beautiful

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  121. Deb McIntosh5/9/14, 11:22 AM

    I don't believe I've ever won anything...winning one of your prints would be such an honor. I so enjoy all the chicken and rooster pics, ideas and info you provide for us on Facebook and on this great blog!

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  122. Samantha Osthaus Jonsson5/9/14, 11:29 AM

    Oh my I just love it!!! Can I move in!!!

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  123. Mary Baker Savage5/9/14, 11:30 AM

    Looks like so much fun. I can't wait to attend a workshop.

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  124. You say that like it's a bad thing, Mike! LOL

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  125. Thanks Doris. Yes, he followed the hatch and tweeted my twin egg candling video.

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  126. cathyspears5/9/14, 11:35 AM

    Great art! Love it!

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  127. Robin Corti5/9/14, 11:55 AM

    What a wonderful opportunity to learn from the experts and have a great time doing it!

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  128. Tierney Sheets Clark5/9/14, 11:56 AM

    Done and done! Love her and you and Allen as well!

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  129. michele woods5/9/14, 12:06 PM

    So love this blog, if I ever have a question about with my girls I can look on here and find answers. Sarah Hudock's art work is wonderful and I would love to win one of her signs. :)

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  130. Kathy Dueland5/9/14, 12:06 PM

    Gorgeous work! Big fan of yours

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  131. Lauralee Wallace5/9/14, 12:09 PM

    It is all so beautiful!

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  132. beautiful photos! what an incredible experience... thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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  133. Awesome, thanks!

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  134. Would love to win this

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  135. Julie Lynch5/9/14, 12:48 PM

    Love the colors; good looking roster!

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  136. Thanks so much. It was amazing!

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  137. Thank you Michele and good luck in the giveaway!

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  138. Thanks for following, Kathy!

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  139. Denise Macina5/9/14, 1:04 PM

    Thank you for this opportunity !!!! Also your page is awesome !! I learn so much !! Good luck everyone!

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  140. Beautiful Photos! Husbands are so wonderful! Allen, the Chicken Chick sent me here.

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  141. Linda McGill5/9/14, 1:32 PM

    I enjoy everything about this site, and know as I post this it sounds a bit "gushy", but it is true in this case! Thanks for all you do and all the great info!

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  142. Thanks Denise and good luck!

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  143. Love Sarah's stuff...and my chickens.

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  144. Wendy Gravlin Abdoo5/9/14, 1:55 PM

    Awesome Pics! Love them all. Thank you for sharing

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  145. Peggy Jensen-McNulty5/9/14, 2:02 PM

    Amazing photo's. I can only dream of having such a beautiful place.

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  146. Robin Brown5/9/14, 2:04 PM

    I live in Texas, this would be so wonderful to win!!

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  147. Connie O'Hara5/9/14, 2:19 PM

    Thank you for sharing your photos. Allen's animals are truly living in Paradise!

    Love this give-away, too. Sarah's art is the best!!!

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  148. Andrea Manfredo5/9/14, 2:24 PM

    Nice pics-wish I could visit there!

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  149. Glynda Jinright5/9/14, 2:28 PM

    I've learned so much from your blog. We have a Broody Hen in quarantine right now thanks to your info. Please count me in for the give aways.

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  150. Debi Smith Parrish5/9/14, 2:46 PM

    I have just the spot for this. Thanks to the Chicken Chick.

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  151. Nancy Couden5/9/14, 2:59 PM

    That was a nice series of photos when you were with P. Allen Smith. And, of course, the giveaways is beautiful.

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  152. Katherine Patricia Tilkins War5/9/14, 3:07 PM

    I always learn a lot from your pages love watching the baby chicks being born

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  153. Lea Ann Fergusson5/9/14, 3:18 PM

    Love all the info and pretty birds. Thanks for all the cool stuff offered. I like yours and P. Allens pages the best of all of them.

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  154. Lisa Hubbard5/9/14, 3:21 PM

    Great pics. We had the privilege of meeting Allen & listening to his great lecture about Thomas Jefferson's garden at the University of MO. Love Chicken Chat!

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  155. Kathy Fontana Raffetto5/9/14, 3:21 PM

    If envy is a sin, then I am a sinner! I'm sure you must pass this farm on the way to heaven. What a fun experience for you and Mr. Chicken Chick. Love Sarah's Welcome sign.

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  156. Thank you Nancy and good luck in the giveaway!

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  157. Thanks Glynda. You're entered- good luck!

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  158. Thanks Wendy. My pleasure. :)

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  159. I just got my first rooster today! Three month old golden laced. Look out girls, he is a cutie!

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  160. What an amazing visit you & Mr. Chicken Chick had with P. Allen Smith. Thanks for sharing!

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  161. Kate Craig5/9/14, 3:52 PM

    So interesting to see all the different kinds of chickens. Maybe I missed it, but where is this place located?

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  162. Your pictures bring the story to life! I felt like I was there! Loved the pics of the Buffs... I could almost hear them singing as they free ranged in the pic beside the rock fence. <3 Thank you so very much for sharing this.... simply beautiful!

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  163. Teri Robinson5/9/14, 4:06 PM

    I wish I could have been there. Looks like so much fun!

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  164. Angela Larcomb5/9/14, 4:07 PM

    I'd love to go next time there's a Poultry Association event! Sounds great!

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  165. Leslie Baird Williams5/9/14, 4:11 PM

    Love this print! Thanks for sending me to their site!

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  166. Leslie Baird Williams5/9/14, 4:22 PM

    Love the print! Just lovely! Thanks for sending me to their site. Looking forward to the great info & photos!

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  167. What a stunning place! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  168. Leslie Baird Williams5/9/14, 4:41 PM

    Love the print! Just lovely. Thanks for sending me to their site. Looking forward to the great info & photos!

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  169. This is neat!

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  170. Mistie Lee5/9/14, 5:17 PM

    Very beautiful photos!

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  171. Alice Smith5/9/14, 5:24 PM

    Just truly enjoy all the chicken info and photos! Always rewarding.

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  172. Martina Thomas5/9/14, 5:44 PM

    You always have such wonderful giveaways. I enjoy all of the information you provide. I am new to this chicken bussiness and I luv it!

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  173. Gidget Long Laiche5/9/14, 6:21 PM

    Great information love your post and information. I love my chickens and information isa blessing. Love the Welcome sign i need a new wreath for my door and that would look great.

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  174. Love this artwork! Would be great in any kitchen.

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  175. Terri Pugh5/9/14, 7:00 PM

    Thanks so much for all the information

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  176. Glenda Begnoche5/9/14, 7:02 PM

    Enjoy reading and hearing about your visit. I would have been you . Thank you

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  177. Carolyn Nota5/9/14, 7:34 PM

    I love all your stuff!

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  178. Suz Conchinha5/9/14, 7:37 PM

    Beautiful pictures

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  179. Ellen Riddle Marique5/9/14, 7:46 PM

    Wonderful Tour. I felt like I was there Every picture was Breath taking. Love the separate free range. and Sarah Hudock have to order some note cards. <3 love reading your posts, blogs and Magazine articles <3

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  180. Tanya Miller5/9/14, 8:37 PM

    Would love to win this!

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  181. Susan Turner5/9/14, 9:00 PM

    Hoping I win!

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  182. yall is my kinda word :) its AWESOMESAUCE!

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  183. Love the photos as always! Would love to win any of your giveaways. Thanks for being my go-to stop for chicken advice.

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  184. Leslie Baird Williams5/9/14, 9:10 PM

    Lovely print! Just lovely. Thanks for sending me to their site. Looking forward to more photos & all the great info!

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  185. Welcome to chicken-keeping, Martina!

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  186. Thank you, Jennifer. That is the ultimate compliment for an amateur photographer. ♥

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  187. It's juuust outside Little Rock Arkansas, Kate.

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