Henthusiasm: Embracing the Allure of Backyard Chickens
Embark on a delightful journey into the world of backyard chickens with Tove Danovich’s heartwarming memoir, “Under the Henfluence.”
This captivating tale delves into the lives of individuals who have embraced backyard chicken-keeping.
Explore the unexpected joys, challenges, and transformative experiences that come with raising these feathered companions.
In the heart of American suburbs, a quiet revolution is taking place.
Backyards are no longer confined to manicured lawns and patio furniture; instead, they are transforming into vibrant oases of clucking contentment, inhabited by a growing population of backyard chickens.
Among the ranks of these urban farmers is Tove Danovich, whose memoir, “Under the Henfluence,” chronicles her journey into the captivating world of chicken-keeping.
As Danovich immerses herself in the world of backyard chicken-keeping, she uncovers a vibrant community of fellow enthusiasts, each with their unique stories and motivations.
Together, they navigate the joys and challenges of raising these feathered companions, sharing tips, tricks, and a wealth of knowledge accumulated through experience.
Under the Henfluence is more than just a memoir about backyard chickens; it is a testament to the transformative power of human-animal connection.
Danovich’s heartfelt narrative reminds us of the profound impact that animals can have on our lives, fostering empathy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation for the natural world.
If you’re looking for a heartwarming and thought-provoking read, this book is sure to delight.
For those who own backyard chickens, Danovich’s insights will resonate deeply, while those unfamiliar with chicken-keeping will gain a newfound appreciation for these remarkable creatures.
Click here to purchase the hardcover book on Amazon and embark on your own journey into the fascinating world of backyard chickens.
Inside the World of Backyard Chickens and the People Who Love Them
Pub Date 3/28/23
An immersive blend of chicken-keeping memoir and culture reporting by a journalist who accidentally became obsessed with her flock.
Since first domesticating the chicken thousands of years ago, humans have become exceptionally adept at raising them for food.
Yet most people rarely interact with chickens or know much about them.
In Under the Henfluence, culture reporter Tove Danovich explores the lives of these quirky, mysterious birds who stole her heart the moment her first box of chicks arrived at the post office.
From a hatchery in Iowa to a chicken show in Ohio to a rooster rescue in Minnesota, Danovich interviews the people breeding, training, healing, and, most importantly, adoring chickens.
With more than 26 billion chickens living on industrial farms around the world, they’re easy to dismiss as just another dinner ingredient.
Yet Danovich’s reporting reveals the hidden cleverness, quiet sweetness, and irresistible personalities of these birds, as well as the complex human-chicken relationship that has evolved over centuries.
This glimpse into the lives of backyard chickens doesn’t just help us to understand chickens better—it also casts light back on ourselves and what we’ve ignored throughout the explosive growth of industrial agriculture.
Woven with delightful and sometimes heartbreaking anecdotes from Danovich’s own henhouse,
Under the Henfluence proves that chickens are so much more than what they bring to the table.
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