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“Chop” Concept

“Birdie Biscotti?” Why Not?

I've written quite a bit about Chop of course. "The Chop Concept" took off like a kite and flocks all over the world are eating better. And that's very cool. It makes me feel good to have helped put this... Continue Reading →

A Brief History Of A Revolution

Thanks Su! I've been writing about the Chop Concept for almost five years and it seems that this method of feeding your birds has not only picked up speed, it is becoming the way of feeding flocks in households all over... Continue Reading →

Gettin’ Jiggy With It

How can you be creative with your flock's diet? How can you change up your routine and keep things fresh not only for you, but for your birds? Robin Shewokis would call this enrichment.  My friend Melissa calls them "Condiments."... Continue Reading →

“Fall-Back Autumn Chop”

It's Autumn. Time for the root vegetables, squashes and pumpkins. The reason I call this version, "Fall Back Autumn Chop" is because we made it on Saturday, the 2nd of November, the day everyone turns the clocks back one hour.... Continue Reading →

Chopping the Exotic

I'm getting ready to do a pretty big batch of Chop this coming weekend. So I have to do a little shopping. I discovered a little store a couple of miles away from me called the World Market. One day... Continue Reading →

The Raw and the Cooked

Photo courtesy of Janet Holt Hilton I've been pondering other options for feeding our flocks aside from the Chop Concept and Grain Bake.  One of the concerns I've had was ensuring the bioavailability of certain nutrients. Feeding raw vegetables is... Continue Reading →

Smacked

I haven't posted here in quite a while and I'll tell you why: I ended up with a concussion. I was in Madrid and bumped the back of my head. Well, "bumped" is rather an understatement. I actually whacked the... Continue Reading →

The AFA Conference 2013

We do have fun! I'm headed out tomorrow on a ten a.m. flight for the AFA Conference and Expo in Raleigh Durham. Here's a link to their Event page at Facebook: AFA. They are changing things up a bit this... Continue Reading →

Community Chop at Phoenix Landing

  Image found here: McConnell, IL History Making Chop with a crowd of people is not unlike a frontier Barn Raising. You have a specific goal in mind and everyone takes part making it a group effort. With everyone helping... Continue Reading →

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