Rotary Club learns about raising backyard chickens

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Steve and Renee’ Crews delighted the Rotary Club of Natchitoches members by sharing their knowledge and skills on raising backyard chickens at the April 3 meeting. Renee’ got the idea from an article in Southern Living magazine about 6 years ago. Some interesting facts include:

Chickens have personalities similar to dogs and pets
A chicken’s ear lobe determines what color the eggs will be
It takes approximately 18-26 weeks for chickens to begin producing eggs
A pecking order does exist
The lifetime for a chicken is about 10-12 years

 

Photo by Dr. Ron McBride