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With the green movement and the back to the earth movement in full-swing, many of us are learning “old” techniques. The ones our Grandmas knew from knee high. We’ve lost a lot of the knowledge of previous generations and I’m glad that there are those people today who bring us back to our agricultural roots.
Bob Berry of Ray City, (near the town of Valdosta), Georgia, is one of those people who remembers “as a young man, he and his family would visit his grandparent’s home where Dominiques and Rhode Island Reds could be seen scratching and pecking in the grass. It was then that he fell in love with chickens.”
I, too, remember chickens on my Grandparent’s farm in Wisconsin. But, I never fell in love with Grandma Merten’s Rhonda Island Reds. She had two chicken houses full to the roof with those critters. I remember the trepidation I felt when she asked me to go and gather eggs. Those chickens were HUGE in my little girl eyes. And, I was always afraid of having my hands pecked as I snuck the treasured eggs out from under a big, feathery breast.
If you’ve desired a chicken flock to call your own, Bob Berry’s your man. One day while visiting a local feed store, he found an incubator and discovered his life’s calling. He bought the incubator and was soon enthralled with a business he named “Bob’s Biddies.”
Bob, who is blind in one eye, discovered that he could soon grow a business, with a little help from some friends. He contacted the Georgia Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and the rehabilitation counselor, Kim Wagner, helped him to professionalize his chicken business. Bob’s Biddies now ships chicks year-round to locations all over the United States. At only $1.95 each, the biddies are a great deal. Minimum of twenty chicks must be ordered for shipping to a local post office near you. For more info on how you can start your own flock of heritage chickens, call Bob at (229) 455-6437 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available on his website, too: http://bobsbiddies.webs.com/aboutus.htm
For more information on chickens, see our Earth Day post (April 22, 2011)