Backyard Chicken App Update: Pickin Chickens Expanded and Improved

| 10/21/2011 10:37:00 AM

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A photo of Jenn NemecGot chickens or thinking about getting a few? Got an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch? Well, have I got the app for you!

ChicknPickn appGRIT Blogger Michelle Hernandez and her friends at Funny Farm Industries have updated the Pickin' Chicken Breed Selector by Mother Earth News. They've added more breeds (expanded to 82 breeds and more than 100 varieties), new photos and expanded search options.

Put together with expert breed advice from the American Livestock Breeds Association and the APA, the app helps you to find the ideal chicken breed for eggs, meat, personality, or any combination, now using more than 16 “Eggspert” search options.

“We’re pleased and humbled by the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our user community,” Michelle says. “We enjoy getting photo submissions from our users’ flocks. We get some funny ones as well as ones we share in our app.”

Here's a quick overview of the Pickin' Chicken app:

Someone new to the game can find breeds best for them by simply answering a few questions.

10/28/2011 7:28:59 AM

So, when can I get this app for my BlackBerry?

nebraska dave
10/26/2011 6:26:19 PM

Jenn, I can definitely understand about keeping up with the blog posting. GRIT is definitely the most active blog site that I have seen for a Magazine. I think you do a great job of keeping everything running smoothly. Keep up the good work. Have a great Sr. Assoc. Editor day.

10/26/2011 2:49:10 PM

Hi Daves! Thanks for the positive feedback. My blog does seem to always be at the bottom of my priority list. I always choose getting blogs up for you all. Hope the Pickin' Chicken app is helpful to your chicken-loving smartphone-wielding friends! (GO BIG RED!)

dave larson
10/24/2011 9:10:24 AM

Hi Jenn, Great app for chicken folk. Forwarding to my chicken raising, ipad loving neighbor. Have a great week.

nebraska dave
10/22/2011 9:26:56 AM

Jenn, hey finally another post from Jenn. May of 2010 has been a long time. Don't you think? Come to think of it Michelle hasn't posted in a awhile either. Unfortunately my cheap free phone with lease signing doesn't support all that fancy app stuff. Chickens really are not an option in my lifestyle. The application does look to be a great help for those that are looking for adding chickens to their homestead. I hope you have been enjoying the fall weather. It's been wonderful here in Nebraska. The temperatures are starting to get down into the lower 30s and upper 20s. I pulled out the last of the garden yesterday and now need advice on what to do with two big grocery bags full of green peppers. Any suggestions? Winter is 60 days away and fast approaching but I have unfinished projects inside to keep me busy this winter. Have a great Kansas day. GO BIG RED!!

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