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Chicken Scratch Poultry

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Guest Blogger And Visitor To Chicken Scratch Poultry, Leslie McEwen

Today we have a guest to the blog, my niece Leslie McEwen from North Pole Alaska.  She and her brother Klye came for a visit back in October.  I asked Leslie if she would like to share from a teenagers point of view, visiting the Chicken Scratch Poultry farm. 

Kyle, Leslie and Brody (Brody/chicken whisperer wasn't able to come on this trip) 

Hi all, My name is Leslie McEwen and I am Larry and Angie's niece. I am going to be the guest blogging for Aunt Angie today, so a little bit about me first. I am an 18 year old born and raised Alaskan. I love living in AK and enjoy the outdoors and all my family’s animals, which includes chickens (of course), goats, rabbits, and sheep-my personal project. I am involved in FFA and 4-H, and I love meeting new people and learning about agriculture in different places because it differs wherever you go. Here in Alaska we do Ag. very different from everywhere else in the world so it is interesting to see the “normal” side of Ag.
Anyway enough about me. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough with my younger brother, Kyle and my grandma to visit the chicken farm. I had visited the farm before about five years ago. I knew it had grown, I mean I followed the blog and everything and talked to my uncle and aunt so I thought I knew how big it had gotten…..

But Chicken Scratch Poultry is so much more amazing then I remember! Maybe it is because I was much younger 5 years ago when I visited, but the important reason is because of all the hard exhausting work that my aunt and uncle have put into their business. In structures alone, they have grown so much just in the last year. While I was there my brother helped Uncle Larry with adding on to the new barn, this was the real reason they let us come in the first place :), and it was amazing seeing the growth just over the couple of days we were there. They have also added the brooder shed and a pullet house (those are my names, I hope they are right) recently, which I can’t imagine them doing without.

While we were there, I was able to help box up chickens to ship. I got to see and participate in the process from beginning to end folding the boxes, putting in the cucumber for chicken snacks, catching the correct chickens, putting the labels on, and delivering a truck full of chickens to the post office with my cousin Heather. It was a blast, and I loved every minute of it.
I think the thing I appreciated most was how well my uncle and aunt take care of their customers. They respect their customers loyalty and try to give their customers the best experience by their commitment to sending quality birds.

Thank you so much for listening to my ramblings and thank you Uncle Larry and Aunt Angie for letting us come visit you and participate in Chicken Scratch Poultry’s daily operations. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I am willing to come work for you anytime. Next time, I might even bring the real chicken expert in the family, my brother Brody.


Brody/chicken whisper       

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