What Breed Did We Settle On?


While other guys are watching basketball games and memorizing the stats of favorite players, my man is researching chicken breeds and concocting plans for our flock of dinner. After hours and hours (am I right, honey?), Ryan settled on an interesting breed called Rosambro Chickens.

We like that they grow at a healthier rate and don’t put on so much weight that their legs break underneath them. That’s just not a nice way to pass the time. Nor is it helpful for free-rangers. The Rosambros take about 10 weeks to “chicken-up” for butcher day. (I coined that phrase to replace “beef up”; it’s a bit more accurate.)

Ryan’s book of choice is Harvey Ussery’s The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: an all-natural approach to raising chickens and other fowl for home and market growers.  If you’re interested in trying your hand at raising chickens for breakfast or dinner, keep your eye on the PASA events, as we’ve learned lots of helpful tips from Ussery’s sessions there.

 Enjoy your home,

About Laura

We are one little family and we're on a mission: we want to discover our hometown and share the treasures with you! Just think of all the tractor-pulls, restaurants, farm stands, mom-and-pop shops, and local attractions that we'll enjoy together. We hope that our discoveries and ideas strengthen your family and our hometown Penns Valley, Pennsylvania.
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One Response to What Breed Did We Settle On?

  1. Natalie says:

    Hi Laura!

    We too have a small I call it “fair weather farm” because we keep it small and learn as we go. It is all for bringing up our children… The beauty and hard go along with it! We have two sheep -Tunis breed. The one ewe lost her little lamb. And the other had twins last Saturday! I hope to share our adventures, even so many years later! The time flies… as you seem to be doing, enjoy the daily living. Thank you for your blog. I attended Relevant and Allume where you spoke both times so graciously! I had a connection with 4H from the pig club – to a small farm lifestyle. It is a wonderful life being so close to God and His beauty. Blessings to you and your family.