If you have been following 1840 Farm, then you are well aware of how much I enjoy sharing my family’s experience with my readers. A few weeks ago, I was given the amazing opportunity to share my story with Your Chickens Magazine from the United Kingdom. Days later, I learned that 1840 Farm would be included in their inaugural issue distributed here in the United States. To say that I was honored would be an immense understatement.
To add to the excitement, I am joined by a few of my favorite henkeepers in the issue of Your Chickens. There are new friends there and some that I have known for years. Somehow, seeing their chicken keeping story next to mine makes this whole experience even more rewarding.
The issue has just been released in the UK and will be available at Tractor Supply Stores in mid February. I can hardly wait to pick up a copy and read the stories of the other American Henkeepers that will be profiled there. In case you would like to learn more about Your Chickens, you can join them on Facebook, Twitter, and their website.
Here’s the text from their press release announcing the introductory US issue. They are still accepting submissions from US chicken keepers to include in future issues. Read the press release to learn how you can submit your story!
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 from mid February. It will include stories from henkeepers who follow this blog 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.
Your Chickens is also available now on subscription at: http://www.subscriptionsave.co.uk/Leisure-Magazines/Your-Chickens/WBYC
The February issue is also available in electronic format, with download options at:
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.”