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Summer Adventure Begins In The Backyard With 'Chick Days'


August 2, 2018

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In 2015, Jeannette Beranger, senior program manager at The Livestock Conservancy, was honored as one of the top "45 Amazing Country Women in America" by Country Woman magazine for her long-standing dedication to endangered breed conservation.

Summer is often synonymous with tackling those must-do family projects while school is out of session. While arts and crafts, gardening or DIY outdoor activities may come to mind first, there is an untapped adventure awaiting right in the backyard - raising chickens. Though some may associate springtime with starting a flock, experts agree that there are several benefits that make late summer a great time to get started.

"I've done a fair share of exploring the best seasons for raising backyard poultry," said Jeannette Beranger, senior program manager at The Livestock Conservancy. "While t...

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