Thursday, August 6, 2009

backyardchickens.com

So, if any of you are living in a cave or on a spaceship, you may not have heard about backyardchickens.com. This is the foremost spot on the web for chicken knowledge, chicken wisdom and chicken mythology. The Greeks were big into chickens and backyardchickens.com has all the relevant history on the Chicken gods of ancient Greece. OK, maybe not "gods", but BYC has 38,000 members - 38,000! and this does not count passer-bys or "lurkers". Information shared on the site is incredibly thoughtful, respectful and worthwhile.

Anyway, I got chance to sit down with the guru behind backyardchickens.com, Rob Ludlow and I felt I was in the presence of greatness. The only other time I get this feeling is when I sit down with me and simply talk to me... It's breathtaking.

Rob and I met for a chicken-flavored smoothie and for me to get a chance to chat with the master of what is fast becoming the iconic site for backyard chicken farmers. There really isn't any thing else on the web like it and I would encourage you all to visit it and stay a while. Rob mentioned he has been covered by numerous, heavy hitting newspapers and magazines and was recently interviewed by a radio station in New Zealand. Yes, this is becoming worldwide a worldwide phenomenon.

Anyway, go check it out.

2 comments:

  1. Where does one get a "chicken flavored" smoothie?

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  2. Fowl Smoothies... of course...

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