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Meet Devon, our CityChick chicken keeper of the month for August!

If you keep chickens in Atlanta, you are a trendsetter.

You are part of a growing movement of people that realize that not all of your food has to come from the grocery store. You believe that there is a better answer than factory farming. You show your local community that backyards can be a source of delicious, healthy food by keeping a garden. Long story short - if you keep chickens, you are amazing! And it's my pleasure to highlight one of your amazing chicken keeping neighbors as our CityChick chicken keeper of the month.


And without further ado, please say hello to Devon! Our CityChick chicken keeper of the month for August.

CityChick chicken keeper of the month for August                                       Devon hanging out with Parsley, her Buff Orpington.

Who is Devon in a tweet?

Devon is an Art Director, animator and certified Crazy Chicken Lady. 

 

How long have you been keeping chickens in Atlanta?

I have been keeping chickens in Atlanta for a little less than a year.

CityChick's chicken keeper of the month for August
                                            Devon standing out in front of her beautiful coop! 

 

What's your favorite thing about keeping chickens?

It’s almost impossible to answer this! What don’t I love? If I had to choose, I’d have to say it’s simply interacting with them while they free-range in our yard. I love how curious chickens are, and ours love to follow me around and keep me company while I garden. Recently, our corgi Monty has developed a friendship with Parsley, our Buff Orpington, and I think that has been the most surprising and delightful thing to watch. 
CityChick chicken keeper of the month, Devon                                                      Devon spending time with her flock.
How did you get started in chicken keeping?

Ever since I was a kid and saw Martha Stewart on her show with her beautiful blue eggs, I’ve wanted hens of my own. I grew up on a farm, so when we moved to Atlanta for work, keeping chickens in our backyard felt like a great way to get back to my roots in a small space. But even after doing tons of research, I was still nervous to take the leap—that is, until we rented from City Chick ATL! It was the perfect way for us to make sure that we were ready for the responsibility of chicken-keeping, and after 6 months of caring for our City Chick hens, we ordered 7 little fluff balls of our own. 

How many chickens do you have?

We have 7 hens—2 Orpingtons, 1 Australorp, 1 Ameracauna, 1 Silkie, 1 Olive Egger and 1 Speckled Sussex.
CityChick chicken keeper of the month's chickens

                                                         Some of Devon's beautiful chickens!

What's your favorite breed of chicken and why?

I really love Orpingtons—everything about them—I love their temperament, appearance, their curiosity and friendliness.

What advice would you have for any new chicken keeper?

The advice I would give any new chicken keeper is to do your research and make sure that you understand the responsibility you are taking on if you decide to keep chickens. Renting is a great way to prepare before taking the plunge. Also—beware of Chicken Math! It’s a real thing!
CityChick's chicken keeper of the month                                              Devon's lucky ladies enjoying free range time!

Thank you to Devon for being our August CityChick chicken keeper of the month!

Check out CityChick's chicken keeper of the month for July by clicking here. 
Check out CityChick's chicken keeper of the month for June by clicking here.
Check out CityChick's chicken keeper of the month for May by clicking here. 

Have you ever been called a crazy chicken person? Contact us at email@CityChickAtl.com and you could be our next chicken keeper of the month!