Backyard Chickens, and the Interconnectedness of All Things

​​Backyard Chickens, and the Interconnectedness of All Things

This 3-Part Series ​starts off with our cultural lack of understanding about our place in the web of life, which is at the root of why our efforts to address ecological destruction aren’t working yet.

If you're mainly interested in chickens, stay with me – I’ll get onto exploring what backyard chickens have to do with our appreciation for our place in the web of life, in the second part of Part 1. 

After that, I’ll stick almost entirely to chickens for the rest of the Series.

Please note, though, that this is not a “how to take care of chickens” Series -- you can find those anywhere. 

​This is about how to appreciate chickens as more than just egg-layers and garden-scratchers, and it concludes with ​this question:

"Can good husbandry, regenerative agriculture, and morally right living, be defined in terms of the happiness and connection in a flock of backyard chickens (or, by extension, between any other living things)?"

​This Series was originally published at PermacultureNews.org 


Backyard Chickens, and the Interconnectedness of All Things - Part 1

Part 1 in a Series

Why our efforts to address ecological destruction aren’t working yet, and how backyard chickens (or any other living thing that you care for) can help.

Backyard Chickens, and the Interconnectedness of All Things - Part 2

Part 2 in a Series

Doesn’t happiness – even “just” the happiness of some hen in a backyard hen house somewhere, count towards a more whole, more beautiful world, a world that has a little more rightness about it?

Backyard Chickens, and the Interconnectedness of All Things - Part 3

Part 3 in a Series

This post shares the funny things one of our roosters gets up to, and it concludes the Backyard Chicken Series with the question, "Can good husbandry, regenerative agriculture, and morally right living, be defined in terms of happiness and connection?"