About the Author

Lori Fontanes

Writer/photographer/backyard farmer, Lori grows more than 20 kinds of fruits, vegetables, cover crops and heritage waterfowl on land previously used for lawn. Her work has appeared in publications such as Backyard Poultry, Countryside, Acres, Grit and EcoWatch. Lori lives in Rye, New York where she serves on the city’s Conservation Commission/Advisory Committee and Sustainability Committee as well as the YMCA Cross-District Wellness Committee. She speaks frequently about healthy food and the environment for various community organizations.
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Articles by Lori Fontanes

A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Ducks in Suburbia
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Ducks can be charming companions in suburban backyards. As someone who never raised so much as a parakeet on her own, the idea that I could look out the window and …

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The Phantom Chicken of London: Tastes Like Spooky!
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

What has feathers, a British accent and goes cluck in the night? When we booked a trip to England this past summer, I wasn’t thinking, “Hey, let’s check out some …

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Test Your Soil to Keep Your Poultry Safe
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

At first, we thought maybe our duck had hurt her leg when we weren’t looking. Eight months old and full of energy, Puff, an adorable Buff Orpington, never seemed to …

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Add High Tech to the Henhouse
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Have you ever wanted to wake up late, have your coffee brewing and the chickens out of their coop? This could be a reality with a little help from technologies including …

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