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I don’t recall when I encountered my first chicken, or why it crossed the road for that matter, but I’m sure it was in the early days of my youth. I grew up on the plains of Illinois in the land of Lincoln.

I remember spending the summer of 1983 on my uncles farm in Minnesota where I helped raise a mixture of about a couple hundred chickens, ducks, rabbits, and geese. I’m not sure who helped who, but I learned a lot about and from the birds and bunnies that summer.

Now, I live on the top of a small mountain in Tennessee where we have had domestic chickens for a bit. They run around our property and the property of our neighbors most of the day and then find their way home at night.

I’m building this site in memory of all of these wonderful experiences and as a way to frame my studies for all these backyard bunnies. 

I’ve always liked the backyard bunnies and our backyard chickens, but I favor the bunnies because they aren’t loud like backyard chickens can be. They don’t interrupt my Zoom meetings and tend to just hop around eating grass. The chickens do have character and like to yell at me when I deserve it.

In any case, I hope you enjoy my public collection of online chicken research and investigation.

Tom Seest

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