The island’s finest chicken coops are on display Saturday


Click here to see Rachel Pritchett’s story on Saturday’s Tour de Coop. Eight chicken coops around Bainbridge will display the various ways islanders are taking advantage of this inexpensive food source in tough economic times.

As Rachel writes:

Long symbols of strapped times, chickens and their coops are enduring symbols of self-reliance, the good earth and the promise of never going hungry as long as there is a scritch or scratch beyond the kitchen door.

Chickens: cheap, fresh food, good garden compost producers and (little known fact) stress reducers. Watch chickens peck about your yard and you will feel your mind calm and your muscles relax. I have no scientific data to back up this claim. But my mom swears by it, so it must be true.