One of my favorite chicken magazines, Your Chickens, is produced in the UK and has been largely unavailable in the US. I’ve been reading it for awhile (well reading whatever I could get my hands on anyway), and have enjoyed every issue. So, I was happy to learn that starting mid-February, Your Chickens will be available in the US!
TSC (Tractor Supply Company) will begin carrying the magazine, and in recognition of the US launch, the first several issues will feature US henkeepers. I was asked to contribute (which of course I did), and am told that the information on the Bramblestone Farm flock will be in the March or April issue!
Here’s the press release provided by Your Chickens magazine:
British chicken magazine goes on sale in the USA
Your Chickens, a glossy magazine from Britain, is about to go on sale in the USA. An estimated 500,000 people now keep chickens in their back gardens and yards in the UK, and the magazine has been well received since its launch two years ago.
The February issue will be available in Tractor Supply Company stores across the USA starting mid-February. It will include stories from henkeepers who follow this blog (Better Hen and Gardens) from all over the States, from Pennsylvania to Los Angeles and Michigan to Georgia. There will also be an introduction about henkpeeping USA-style and the National Poultry Show.
In addition, there is plenty of news and advice about henkeeping, as well as lots of features; there is even a popular club for children – Hattie Hen’s Kids Club – with puzzles, photos and activities.
The February issue is also available in electronic format, with download options at:
The website is: www.yourchickens.co.uk
The magazine is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yourchickens
and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/yourchickens
Content editor Simon McEwan says: “We are delighted to be a launching in the USA and would like to thank all those American henkeepers who have contacted us. We have had a fantastic response. We would be very pleased to hear from more of you, with about 200 words and a high-resolution photo of you with your chickens. Just email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Country Smallholding/ Your Chickens
Be sure to look for Your Chickens in your local Tractor Supply, or you can subscribe to the digital version now at a much lower rate. Once you’ve read a copy, be sure to stop by their Facebook page and tell the what you think. Here’s to Your Chickens!