March 1st, 2015

Shannon Cowan is a writer and editor whose novels and articles are published in the United States and Canada. She and her family have built a green home and have converted six acres of semi-rural brush into a working farm.” Source:

On October 30, 2012 she wrote an article for Earth Easy about children caring for chickens. She goes into all that is necessary to establish a small chicken farm for egg production and how involving children teaches them about our food supply and the care of poultry. She notes, “Although challenges do arise, watching chickens cluck and peck happily in the earth is a source of peace and entertainment.”

With permission from Shannon Cowan, I developed this peaceful painting from her photo.

Caring for her Chickens