Category Archives: Miracles of Agriculture
1st Hour: Free-Walking Pampered Hens
Guest: Jim Barry, The Country Hen Sales Manager
Just imagine pampered hens. That’s right – chickens – sitting on their very own screened-in porch, taking life easy. Every now and then, though, they might take a break to sunbathe, visit a neighbor, scratch and dust bathe. Ah, that’s the life! In the mornings, though, that’s when they do their real work: laying beautiful organic eggs.
That’s what goes on at The Country Hen on 20 acres in Hubbardston, Mass. It’s owned by 79-year-old George Bass who started out as a member of the 4-H Club with 24 hens at the age of 10 in Bridgeton, New Jersey. In his 40’s he owned a poultry business in Bogota, Colombia, before retiring to study the health factors of the poultry business in the U.S. Read the rest of this entry