Why We Love to Keep Backyard Chickens (a chat with Melanie Lynn)

Published on October 6, 2017

Chicken stats, chicken math, and chicken confessions… We cover all of it in today’s long, friendly chat with my homesteading friend Melanie Lynn of the YouTube channel Road to the Farm.

We also cover urban chickens and rural chickens, traveling across country with chickens, favorite chickens, and a warning about the dark side to keeping hens.

Plus we talk a bit about pecking order, and Melanie shares her absolute must-know tips for brooding chicks or bringing home backyard hens.

The funny “Hazards of Backyard Hens” video by onegirlsrant is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll187f27Pxg

Melanie’s video on pasty butt (could save a chick’s life!) is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hwei9klBI0w



You can hop over to the Skill of the Month Club FB group to share your thoughts or brag your homework. https://www.facebook.com/groups/363729293988483/


About the skill of the month club:

Part community, part skill-share, we’re just a group of people hanging out together and trying to encourage awesomeness in every category having to do with simple living, intentional living and homestead life. Esther will do the lessons in the first month, but as we go on to different skills we’ll be hearing from all sorts of experts!

Esther Emery is “the Homestead Wife” and the daughter of Carla Emery, author of The Encyclopedia of Country Living.


Esther’s book: What Falls From the Sky: How I Disconnected From the Internet and Reconnected With the God Who Made the Clouds — http://amzn.to/2nQaLqn and everywhere books are sold.

Esther’s mom’s book: The Encyclopedia of Country Living http://amzn.to/2fMuOQM