Chicken Whisperer to Give Away 500 Baby Chicks in Atlanta

| 3/27/2009 10:14:00 AM

Hank Will and Mulefoot piglet.Andy G. Schneider, the national radio personality known as the Chicken Whisperer plans to give away 500 baby chicks on Saturday, April 11th starting at 8:00 AM at the Greenwoods on Green Street restaurant in Roswell, Georgia, located at 1087 Green Street 30075. The Chicken Whisperer’s plan is to promote the keeping of backyard poultry and to get folks thinking about growing more of their own food with this “Chicken Stimulus Package.”

Schneider, host of the nationally broadcast radio show Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer, and his station manager at Radio Sandy Springs came up with the idea after the city of Roswell went after one of its citizens for keeping pet chickens in his backyard. According to Schneider, the big chicken give away has the support of citizens and former lawmakers alike.

Rasing your own chickens is rewarding.

All baby chicks have been donated by hatcheries across America.  Only two chicks will be given away to each family and they will come with a starter bag of feed, care instructions, and a map to North Fulton Feed and Seed in Alpharetta where they can pick up additional supplies. “This is our very own small economic stimulus package for the people of Atlanta,” the Chicken Whisperer says. “In the middle of layoffs, foreclosures, and a poor economy we want to teach people how to become a little more self-sufficient, and keeping backyard pet poultry is a good start.”

 As a huge fan of backyard poultry, I am pleased to see that the Chicken Whisperer has been able to put the chicken feed right where the municipal beak is … so-to-speak. With any luck at all, the Chicken Stimulus Package will stimulate local lawmakers to rethink the whole topic of backyard poultry in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Folks, it’s time to take back your right to produce clean safe food … and to keep chickens as pets, of course.

Hassan ali
2/25/2011 6:42:17 PM

Hi i would like to have 1 female Ameraucana chicken and 1 Barred Rock male chicken i am really experienced with chickens and all animals i've had alot of pets over the years i had a hamster, fish, hens and roosters and i currently have two pet birds called budgies please i would really appreciate 2 chickens. My email is thanks alot.

7/4/2009 6:55:03 PM

I bought 6 Ameraucana chicks this March and just wanted to comment on how much tamer, smart, tamer more inquisative they are then my Silver Laced Wyandottes. These beared, absolutely beautiful birds are huge. They seem to enjoy my grandchildrens company as well. I have yet to experience egg production, but so far have really enjoyed them as pets. Does anyone have more information on raising them? (Besides the usually internet info.)

Golden K
6/27/2009 12:07:23 PM

I would like 25 pullets. My family and I have started a small, self-sufficient farm stead and have seen the "stimulus package" articles. I would love to have some of the pullets please. We are always in search of free yarn no one uses any more, used up brooder boxes that do not work and materials to use for quilting and other handmade stuff. Please send information.

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