Chickens have always been the mainstay of Old Dana Farmstead. Besides having many different beautiful varieties to enjoy, chickens pay not only for their own keep, but for all the animals on the farm. In the course of a year, chicken egg sales will meet or exceed the farm's basic feed and hay needs. In 2005, duck egg sales also contributed, but people don't seem to like to buy duck eggs very much.
Because of the extent of chicken pictures, this section will be divided into smaller units, showcasing the chickens and chicken habitats of individual years.
Click on a year above to see the chicken activity for that year.
This is Sharon, the farm's first chicken. She was named by our daughter Sarah. Sharon was very friendly and you could pet her if you wanted to - she was totally free-range, and she originally belonged to a neighbor, but decided to come live with us.
Here are a few of the 2004 chickens, featuring the psycho-rooster. This rooster attacked anyone who would enter the chicken aviary, and I mean everytime! It became necessary to walk in with a snow shovel to keep between you and the rooster's sharp spurs!
Listen to a Chicken
Listen to the Chicken Dance song
a small New England working farm and safe haven for animals
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