Popular Farming Chickens Magazine

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Remember that one time I was in a Popular Farming Chickens magazine?! Oh, you have no idea what I’m talking about? That’s because the issue just made it onto shelves!!

I’ve been sitting on this secret since the beginning of October when Popular Farming contacted me to see if I would want to be included in the 2013 edition of their Chickens magazine. Yes, yes, yes! How fun. I just answered some questions and sent a picture and then waited and waited. The magazine is a pretty all-inclusive publication that just comes out once a year. It’s big and detailed and I am in love. The best part is I asked if they would send me a few extra copies to give to you all and they agree. Details on that at the end of the post.

Here’s the cover of the Popular Farming Chickens magazine:

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And here I am!
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I was expecting a little column and not much more. I was shocked and so excited when the magazine came in the mail and I had a full two-page spread. I’m not gonna lie… I’m feeling pretty fancy!

Because it only comes out once a year it really covered a ton of information from housing, health, predator threats, breed temperaments, hatching in incubators, and a million other cool things any chicken lover would like to read. Whether you have hens of not it’s a pretty fascinating topic when you get into the details.

Here were my other favorite parts of the magazine.

Great pictures and tons of info on breeds I didn’t even know existed plus a cool list of endangered chickens and details on how and who raises them. I think I might want to get into rare chicken breeding.
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Tips on common problems like hens that won’t lay in their coop (this is such a big problem for me and I had no idea what to do!)
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And one of my favorite articles was actually about dogs! It went into detail on what breeds of dogs can be “chicken trained” to actually protect the hens along with the farm in general and not eat them (as well as which breeds to aviod). It was amazing to read and got me excited for the day we have a bigger hobby farm and can include a dog. Seriously interesting info.
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I know this giveaway isn’t for everyone, but if you are interested in a fun chicken resource by all means, enter to win! If nothing else it makes really great coffee table material would be a good conversation piece. Who doesn’t like chickens?!

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Good luck and thanks so much for hanging out with this chicken lovin’ gal!

Disclosure: Popular Farming Chickens Magazine sent me three copies to giveaway and I am paying for and doing all of the shipping.

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  1. Salisa Davis says:

    Where can I get a subscription of this magazine?

  2. Bri says:

    Congrats Melissa. This is so exiting, and your picture looks great with or without eye liner 🙂

  3. Alessandra Smith says:

    I really enjoy your blog!

  4. Melissa R says:

    This would be cool to win! Looks like a neat magazine!

  5. Mandie Schmitz says:

    I must be dumb, I wasn’t able to leave my email above so I’m leaving it here in the comments.. I’m pretty easy to find. 🙂

    1. Melissa says:

      You aren’t dumb, my thing is probably wonky 🙂 I did get your email either way so thanks!

    2. Mandie Schmitz says:

      Awesome!! Thank you for letting me know! 🙂

  6. vintage barngirl says:

    Just found your blog thru Hobby Farms Mag and love it! new follower here 🙂 Thanks!!!

  7. Matea says:

    Melissa!!!! That is awesome!!! I’m excited for you! You’re blog looks so good too, it great!!! Where can you buy the magazines at?

    1. Melissa says:

      I haven’t found them yet – This is what I was told though:

      .Get a Copy of Your Favorite Issue!
      For a copy of Popular Farming® Series, visit your local bookstore or farm supply store.

      The Popular Farming® Series is available at retailers such as Atwoods, Big R, Bomgaar’s, C-A-L Ranch Stores, Coastal Farm & Home Supply Co., D & B Supply, Farm and Fleet, Global Pet Foods, Lemos Feed & Pet Supply, Murdochs Ranch & Home Supply, Orschlen’s, Runnings, Rural King, Theisen’s, Zamzows and others.

      You may also buy online (https://www.shopanimalnetwork.com). The Popular Farming® Series is not available by subscription.

  8. Erika says:

    Congrats!! You are so fancy and I love to read your blog. Cody and I have debated on getting chickens so this would be great! Not to mention we’d get to brag that we know you 🙂

  9. Kaley says:

    Congrats! That is super cool and you are totally legit!