Saturday, August 6, 2016

A dad's guide to backyard chickens

Scars aside, raising chickens can teach young people several important lessons. They understand better than ever the value of looking after living things.
Nate Birt / Washington Post

Nate Birt, Washington Post: 
If you are ever on a business trip and your wife text-messages you that a skunk has nearly killed your 10 children, you probably will question 1) whether you are living inside a seriously twisted Aesop's fable or 2) if it was a really good idea to have 10 of them in the first place. After all, you survived just fine with none.
I am of course referring to my avian children, specifically backyard chickens. My real, human, flesh-and-blood, scream-and-prance-around-like-lunatics children total three in number. They, too, are learning some parenting skills since we became avian parents...

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