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About Us

Hi! I am Joe Henry, the founder and chief editor of Simplechickens.com. My goal is to cut through the jargon and help you raise your best backyard chickens possible.  

While I am a newbie at raising chickens, I am very passionate about this subject and I am here to provide honest and upfront advice about it. I hope this website saves you time and reduces your stress about how to raise your chickens. Our recommendations are made after intensive research, and believe me I know something about research. I am a medical doctor for my “day job”, and by necessity I spend a great deal of time keeping up with the latest thinking, treatments and medications for what ails us! I hope to provide you with guest columns from time to time, from some of the “old hands” in this field.  

Being an affiliate website, we have affiliate relationships with companies whose products we review. And this means we receive an affiliate commission from these companies whenever our readers “click through” to one of these companies and purchases a product. It’s a two-edged sword, though. If a reader is dissatisfied and returns a product, we get nothing. That gives us an incentive to only provide you with reviews of the best products out there. 

I may not be an expert in raising chickens at this point, but I am an expert  at watching my daughter and daughter-in-law bring up my granddaughter in the ways of “chickenry.”  Raising animals of any kind is a great way to learn compassion and respect, and there is no better way to raise responsible adults than having your children help you with your chicken “chores.”   

Finally, if there is something you don’t see on our site, or if you would like to correct or add to anything you read here, I would appreciate it if you would let us know.  You can leave a comment in the “Comment” section after the post, or you can send us a message on our “Contact“  page.