About the Author

Mark Hall

Mark lives with his wife, their three daughters, and numerous pets on a four-acre slice of paradise in rural Ohio. He is a veteran small-scale chicken farmer and an avid observer of nature. As a freelance writer, Mark endeavors to share his life experiences in a manner that is both informative and entertaining.
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Articles by Mark Hall

The Egg Peddler
August 1, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat, Members Only

Besides teaching me much of what I know about the marketing of eggs, the experience provided me with valuable insight into human behavior, helped me earn some extra cash, and even brought me out of my shell.

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Fixed on Chicks
February 2, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Our daughters are smitten with each new batch of tiny puffballs. Though chicks do not lick faces or chase balls of string, they steal a child’s heart with their soft peeps and fuzzy feathers.

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How a New Chicken Waterer Changed My Life
January 10, 2022 · · Coops

It’s not often that something as simple as a chicken watering device generates a profound improvement in the life of a person. However, that is precisely what I experienced one Christmas, and three years later I’m still thankful for it.

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Avoiding A Cat-Astrophe
October 27, 2021 · · Poultry 101

The practice of brooding day-old chicks has always been enjoyable for our family. Even routine preparations are pleasant and stress-free.

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