Popular Farming Chickens Magazine

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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48 Responses
  1. Linda Badurek

    Hooray for you! That is absolutely terrific! I love following your chicken adventures. I had Bantams growing up and would love to have chickens now, but the fox population where we are prohibits it. Can’t wait to read the magazine! Actually, I love reading about all of the things you do! Thanks for a great blog!

    1. Hubby and I out away our rv that we were in full time forb6 years and I got to build a garden and acquire 9 hens, a rooster and 3 Mallard ducks! It’s a joy to watch them free range in our yard. All 3 of my dogs are GREAT with them!

      One commenter asked how to purchase a magazine for those who do not win a free copy.
      And CONGRATS on your spread!!!!

      1. Melissa

        Welcome to the world of chicken and duck keeping!!! That’s SO much fun! And thank you for the comments and kinds words. No idea where you can find that old issue anymore. I should have bought a few more 🙂

  2. Mindie

    Congrats! I remember when my son and I were in a magazine and I was dying to get a copy. It is so thrilling. It looks like a beautiful article! Look forward to following along on your adventures!

  3. We are about a year into our backyard chicken adventures and I am so hooked! I love my girls, love to hang out with them, love to watch them. My roo…he’s another story, I guess he didn’t get the memo that I’m really the one at the top of the pecking order…not him. >:( Chickens are fascinating creatures. My kids say that I have OCD, obsessive chicken disorder. It’s true. I’ll link to my chicken stories in case you are interested…it’s a continuing drama 🙂

  4. Erika

    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 🙂

  5. Matea

    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

      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 (http://www.shopanimalnetwork.com). The Popular Farming® Series is not available by subscription.

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