About the Author

Chris Thompson

I was lured into the world of backyard chickens when I discovered that I could buy chicks in the poultry department of a farm store. I talked my husband into getting six chicks and before the end of the week, I had six more. Now, I have 27 backyard chickens in four coops! They accumulate fast! I decided that I wanted to raise them as naturally as possible because we wanted healthy and delicious fresh eggs. As we set about to take the best care possible of our chickens, we became more aware of the foods we were eating and wanted healthier foods for our family. We built four raised bed gardens, and added some container gardens to our deck and planted fruit, vegetables and herbs. Our first foray into gardening had some ups and down, but we learned so much that we're confident that this year our garden will give us a bumper crop! Along the way, I began writing the story of our efforts on my Facebook page, "The Eggs and I". From obsessively checking on our chicks, to taking care of an egg-bound hen, to rooster rehab, I write about every aspect of our adventures with our backyard chickens from a humorist viewpoint. I'm a retired registered nurse, a writer, artist and photographer. I'm also the mother of three beautiful children who do not share my interest in poultry! I live in Southern Indiana near the Ohio River on a beautiful piece of property in a subdivision. I've already infected the neighborhood with backyard chicken love and now several neighbors have takenup backyard chicken keeping!In my spare time, when I'm not writing about poultry, or spending time in my raised bed gardens, I enjoy crocheting and sewing. I also paint chicken art!
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Articles by Chris Thompson

Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight?
October 11, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do foxes eat chickens? You bet they do. That said, I never worried about the presence of a family of red foxes in the woods next to …

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Diatomaceous Earth Uses in Chickens
August 11, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Have you ever wondered about diatomaceous earth uses in poultry? When I first started raising chickens for eggs, I noticed that many poultry people talked about using something that they only referred to as “DE”.

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You Don’t Need a Rooster Rescue, Set Up a Bachelor Pad Instead
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Unless you buy sexed day-old chicks, chances are you’ve got extra roosters this spring! Finding a rooster rescue can be difficult, especially during the spring when extra, …

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