If you've ever thought about raising chickens,
have you ever considered raising a rare breed?
Beyond the immediate reward of keeping a certain lineage alive, there are other benefits of raising chickens teetering on the edge of extinction. Success in chicken rearing can be especially gratifying when raising a breed suited to your region or climate. Tag that with the fear factor of limited biodiversity, should a disease or virus of some sort wipe out an entire breed of chicken and there were limited breeds in the world, it wouldn't be difficult to bid adieu to the chicken, or any other animal for that matter.
With these considerations in mind and the good fortune to discover a chicken mentor the next concession over, the first birds to be raised at the Rural Revival Roost, will be, you guessed it, the Chantecler. The breed originated in Quebec at the turn of the last century, bred to withstand cold Canadian winters with their small wattles and combs and the ability to stay 'cooped up' while maintaining an easy going temperament.
For now, let me introduce you to Elijah, the morning prophet of the Rural Roost.
But we just call him,
~Be well friends~