Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
Across the country, chickens are popping up in cities and suburbs, not to be fried or barbecued, but spoiled and pampered. You just know there’s something special about pet chickens when Martha Stewart devotes a whole segment of her show to urban chicks along with a tour of her birds’ home the Palais de Poulet. Not to be outdone, Avalon Hills entered the world of designer chickens with the arrival of Eggo and 8 of her friends.
The Avalon chick family ranges from a very elegant Mille Fleur named Goldie Hawn, to twin gray Silkies named Heckle and Jekyl, to a very buff looking Frizzle, Dr. Zhivago. Our chicks have a custom made coop suitable for birds of quality. Thanks, Jake!
For the residents and staff at Avalon Hills, our chickens are feathered friends and family members just like our dogs, cats and horses. Each hen has her own personality and interacts with people in an individual way. Goldie Hawn is loving and affectionate, little Eggo is inquisitive, Dr. Zhivago can be somewhat intimidating, Lacy is haughty…all, however, are connected to the young women who care for them daily.
While our chickens lay healthy, hormone free eggs, provide low cost(actually free) fertilizer for our garden, and throw off beautiful feathers we use in craft projects they also provide non stop entertainment and a feeling of contentment after listening to their soft, warbling, cooing clucks.