Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday night thriller for the hen house

In honor of the spooky season so close in the rear view mirror (and my own recent viewing of Prometheus), here's a fun short, "Of Eggs and Aliens" that's sure to thrill the girls in your coop.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Five-minutes of Urban Chickens bliss

Still trying to convince your friends that urban chickens are a good idea? Share with them this delightful little video about urban chickens in Portland, Oregon.

Can't see it here? See it on YouTube.

Nuggets of info in the film include the average egg travels 1500 miles from farm to table and there are an estimated 2,500 households in Portland who keep chickens in their backyard. Oh, and the mayor of Portland, Sam Adams, makes a cameo, too.

Kudos to Rachel Sklar, Colin Christopher, and Caroline Koehler, 2010 fellows of the Northwest Institute for Social Change for writing, producing and editing this video. While they picked a great name for the video, there's no affiliation with this blog except for our passion for urban chickens. And many thanks to the folks over at Mad City Chickens for dropping a link to the film in my Facebook feed.

I wonder how we go about getting a census of all urban chicken owners in the USA?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

100 seconds of chickens in a photo shoot

I never realized my girls were strutting in hopes of being discovered for the catwalk.

Now I know better!

(see the video over on YouTube

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What does a cage-free, free range egg look like?

Got urban chickens but still stuck buying eggs from the store? This is an awesome six-minute video from The Lexicon of Sustainability that demystifies the marketing terms of "cage-free" and "free range" for what they really mean (gimmicks at best).

Great to see Alexis Koefoed of Soul Food Farm, among others, show just what the literal term "Pasture Raised" means to both us as consumers and our hens as producers


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