Welcome to iChicken!

By Scott | April 11, 2012 | Backyard Basics


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Welcome to iChicken, your source for everything related to growing chickens in your backyard,  I am Dr. Scott, veterinarian and chicken expert. I have worked on all sides of the poultry industry for the last 25 years. To put it simply: I know chickens! I have also spent the last 25 years on my own 20 acre farm, raising all kinds of animals and a large garden with my wife, Amy. We have two children (now adults) that we watched grow and nourished on our farm. Our family loves sustainable living, we have appreciated its benefits in all areas of our life. We grow what we eat and enjoy great health because of it.

The purpose of iChicken is to provide a place for you to get answers to your questions about all things chicken! No matter where you live and no matter what your circumstance, you can do this! I am here to assist you along the way. We will provide you with everything you need to know, starting with the simple basics like how to choose the right chicken and how to build and find a coop (or home) for your chickens. iChicken is also a
place to learn about sustainable living, including to how to grow a backyard garden in any space, how to can and preserve what you grow, and how to compost effectively.

For those of you that know the basics, I’ll cover more advanced material on chicken health, feed, and helpful techniques in all areas of sustainable living. No matter what you are looking for, you can find an answer on iChicken! iChicken is a community for you, and it’s meant to be an interactive experience. Please contact me with questions on any topic, and I will answer them on the site or respond to you directly. My email is drscott@ichicken.ca. Thanks for visiting iChicken, and prepare yourself for the exciting world of urban chicken farming! Welcome to iChicken!